Gravitational force acts on all objects in proportion to their masses. Why then, a heavy object does not fall faster than a light object?

Answer

When an object falls on earth, it falls with constant acceleration known as acceleration due to gravity.

Since acceleration is constant, therefore, it does not depend upon mass.

Thus, heavy and lighter objects will fall at the same speed.

  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 10 Class 9 - Gravitation (Term 2)

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