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**Conceptual Physics 11th Edition**

Chapter 3B: LINEAR MOTION

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Free Fall Falling under the influence of gravity only - with no air resistance Freely falling objects on Earth accelerate at the rate of 10 m/s/s, i.e., 10 m/s2 (more precisely, 9.8 m/s2).

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Free Fall—How Fast? The velocity acquired by an object starting from rest is So, under free fall, when acceleration is 10 m/s2, the speed is 10 m/s after 1 s. 20 m/s after 2 s. 30 m/s after 3 s. And so on.

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**Free Fall—How Fast? CHECK YOUR NEIGHBOR**

A free-falling object has a speed of 30 m/s at one instant. Exactly 1 s later its speed will be the same. 35 m/s. more than 35 m/s. 60 m/s. 4

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**Free Fall—How Fast? CHECK YOUR ANSWER**

A free-falling object has a speed of 30 m/s at one instant. Exactly 1 s later its speed will be the same. 35 m/s. more than 35 m/s. 60 m/s. The object gains 10m/s after every second. So, at a given instance, if its speed is 30m/s, then a second later it will be 10m/s greater than that i.e. 30m/s + 10m/s = 40m/s So, Its speed a second later is 40m/s which is more than 35m/s. Explanation: One second later its speed will be 40 m/s, which is more than 35 m/s. 5

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Free Fall—How Far? The distance covered by an accelerating object starting from rest is So, under free fall, when acceleration is 10 m/s2, the distance is 5 m/s after 1 s. 20 m/s after 2 s. 45 m/s after 3 s. And so on.

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**Free Fall—How Far? CHECK YOUR NEIGHBOR**

What is the distance covered of a freely falling object starting from rest after 4 s? 4 m 16 m 40 m 80 m 7

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**Free Fall—How Far? CHECK YOUR ANSWER**

What is the distance covered of a freely falling object starting from rest after 4 s? 4 m 16 m 40 m 80 m Explanation: Distance = (1/2) x acceleration x time x time So: Distance = (1/2) x 10 m/s2 x 4 s x 4 s So: Distance = 80m 8

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