Q. 34.3( 27 Votes )

Does the acceleration produced in a freely falling body depend on the mass of the body?

Answer :

The acceleration of a freely falling body is equal to g, which is known as acceleration due to gravity.

The expression for acceleration due to gravity is


g = G M / R2,


Where,


'G' is universal gravitational constant,


'M' is mass of the earth,


And 'R' is radius of the Earth


From the above expression, it is clear that the acceleration of a freely falling body doesn't dependent of mass of the body, but depends on mass of the planet.


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