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Answered 2008-10-05 15:26:11

No. If you jerk it downwards, then the body will have the same velocity as your hand. If you are in a free fall and at the middle of it release the body, the body will have an initial velocity equal to your velocity when you released it.

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What changes in a freely falling body?


Does the velocity of an object increase when its falling freely in a vacuum?

It accelerates at a higher rate

What is the velocity acquired by a freely falling object 5 seconds after it has dropped?

Please use the formula:v = v0 + at Where v0 is the initial velocity, a is the acceleration, and t is the time. The acceleration near Earth is approximately 9.8 meters per square second.

Does the velocity of freely falling body remain uniform?

no..the velocity changes,whereas acceleration remains uniform no..the velocity changes,whereas acceleration remains uniform

What is the instantaneous velocity of a freely falling object 10 seconds after its release?

v = v0 + at since the only acceleration is due to gravity v = v0 + gt v = 0 (dropped so no initial velocity) + 9.8 * 10 v = 98m/s

What is the gain velocity per second for a freely falling object?

The velocity of a freely falling object will CHANGE (not necessarily increase - it can also decrease, or simply change direction) at a rate of about 9.8 meters per second, every second.

What is freely falling objects?

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What is the approximate terminal velocity of a skydiver falling freely with parachute in unopened condition?

Skydiver with parachute closed, the terminal velocity is about 200 km/h.

How does the displacement of a falling object change with time?

for a freely falling object displacement(s)=(1/2)gt^2. (g=acceleation due to gravity) if an object is given initial velocity(u) then displacement equation is s=ut+(1/2)gt^2.

What is the terminal velocity of body in a freely falling system?

In free fall there is no terminal velocity. Terminal velocity is a concept that applies when there is air resistance, but a fall without air resistance is not a free fall.

What is the velocity of freely falling objects 5 seconds after being dropped?

5*9.8 = 49 metres per second.

If a ball that is freely falling has attained a velocity of 19.6 meters per second after 2 seconds. What is its velocity five seconds later?

A freely falling Ball has the acceleration of 9.8 m/s/s so after 5 seconds its velocity will be: t=5s a=9.8m/s/s v=5s * 9.8m/s/s =49 m/s

The final velocity of a freely falling object?

An object that's falling "freely" has no final velocity. The longer it falls, the faster it goes. An object falling through air is not falling "freely", because the friction between it and the air acts as if there were a force acting on it, opposite to the direction in which it's moving. We call that firce "air resistance". The faster the object moves, the stronger the force of air resistance grows. Eventually, it becomes equal to the object's weight, whereupon the object has reached its final velocity and stops accelerating. It's not possible to know what that speed is, because it depends on the object's shape and weight.

A body falling freely from a height towards the earth?

... accelerates at approx 9.81 metres per second squared and experiences weightlessness. Friction with the air prevents continuous acceleration and the falling body reaches a maximum velocity called the terminal velocity.

What is the direction of the acceleration of a freely falling object?

The direction of acceleration is toward the center of the earth, even if the object started out with some horizontal velocity.

What do you call the force of gravity that causes things to orbit?

It's called gravity. Things in orbit are freely falling - but they have exactly enough horizontal velocity that they miss the body they're falling towards.

The sumof the kinetic and potential energies of a freely falling body is?

If the body is freely falling, this sum will remain constant.

What is the final velocity of a freely falling object?

The final speed of an object in free fall is known as terminal velocity. Terminal velocity on Earth can range from 54 meters per second (in SI units) to 90 meters per second based on aerodynamics.

As a freely falling object speeds up does the acceleration due to gravity increase or decrease?

Acceleration due to gravity is always 9.81 m/s/s, or m/s2 Acceleration is simply the rate of change of velocity, so although acceleration is staying constant, the object is still speeding up as it falls. In this case the velocity of the object increases by 9.81m/s every second. If initial velocity is 10m/s, it will increase to 19.81 m/s in one second, then to 29.62 m/s in the next second, and so on.

What is the relationship between the acceleration velocity and time for a freely falling leaf and a freely falling elephant striking the ground in an evacuated environment?

In an evacuated environment, i.e. in the total absence of air, a leaf and an elephant releasedfrom the same height at the same time fall with the same acceleration, acquire the same velocityat any instant during their fall, and end their respective experiences by encountering the groundat precisely the same time.

Do Two objects of different masses freely fall with same momentum?

No.....because we need both mass and velocity to find the momentum if velocity is same that is 9.8m/s that is of free falling bodies.........mass will effect the final result.

What is the average velocity of a freely falling body from a height h?

The average velocity of a falling body from a height is called the law of conservation of energy. which state that in a closed system or lsolated the total amount of energy is always constant although energy can be transform from one form to another i.e P.E=K.E p.E =MgH Where m_mass g_acceleration due to gravity. H_height. K.E=1/2MV^2 WHEre m_mass V_velocity.

What is the effect of the mass of freely falling body on gravitational acceleration?

No effect whatsoever. Any two freely falling bodies fall with the same acceleration when dropped in the same place on the same planet. That includes any two objects falling on Earth. Someone is sure to jump in here and point out that objects with different mass don't fall with equal accelerations on Earth, and that's because of air resistance. They may even go on to provide answers to other questions that were not asked, such as a treatise on terminal velocity. All of that is true, even if confusing. This question stipulated that the bodies in question are "freely fallling". Bodies that are falling through air are not freely falling.

How does the velocity of a freely falling body change with time?

It changes downward, at a rate of 9.8 meters/second every second (assuming normal Earth gravity), downward. For example, if the object is already falling downward, its speed will increase by that rate.

How equation of motion are modified for freely falling objects?

The equation of motion is not modified. Net force = mass x acceleration, whether freely falling or not.