Q. 3

If heavier bodies are attracted more strongly by the earth, why don’t they fall faster that the lighter bodies?

Answer :

The acceleration of a body is independent of its mass. Let there be a body of mass , with acceleration . Let the mass of earth be , gravitational constant be , and the distance between the body and earth be . Therefore,



Hence, all bodies fall at the same rate towards the earth.


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