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yes, the weight of a Basketball does affect free throws because while shooting a free throw you have a routine for every opportunity of shooting a free throw and if have a basketball that has different weight then your other basketball then you will end up short or long.

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Basically it is the object's "weight". The gravitational force on an object is its Mass X Gravitational Constant. The gravitational constant is the acceleration of a free falling body towards another body, and on Earth is equal to 9.81 meters/sec2 or 32.2 feet/sec2. Thus while the MASS of an object is a constant physical property, the WEIGHT of an object depends on the local gravity field pulling on that MASS.

the conditions of free falling object are as follows: when there is no air resistance the body (object) tends to fall one by one but, when there is presence of air medium the object fall at once (simultaneously) ----salman-----

The rate of free-fall acceleration is a constant based upon the local gravity - on planet Earth the acceleration is 9.8m/s2. Mass is a function of the object being measured or observed, which can vary considerably. The two do not directly affect each other, but both taken together determine the force of the object in free-fall - by knowing the free-fall acceleration and the mass of the object, you can calculate how hard it will impact the Earth.

The weight is due to the force exerted on the body by the gravitational pull by the earth. If no such gravitational pull on the body, then the body becomes weightless. In free space, very far away from the earth the astronauts experience weightlessness. So if M is the mass of the body, then Mg is the weight of the body. Hence weight depends on the value of 'g'. The value of g is the least at the equatorial region. It will be maximum at the poles. As we go at higher altitudes g value decreases. Same way as we go towards the centre of the earth ie as depth increases, g value decreases.

No chance of buoyancy force in free space. Buoyancy is the force is due to the weight of the expelled fluid when an object comes into that fluid. But in free space no material is present and so no expelling. Hence no buoyancy.

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