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What is constant for freely falling objects?

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April 09, 2008 3:37PM

Ignoring the effects of air resistance, freely falling objects accelerate at a constant rate. On Earth, the acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared or 32.2 feet per second squared. In the real world, however, objects don't speed up forever. Air resistance places a limit on how fast they can go.