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    Research An object that is falling through the atmosphere is subjected to two external forces. The first force is the gravitational force, expressed as the weight of the object. The weight equation which is weight (W) = mass (M) x gravitational acceleration (A) which is 9.8 meters per square second on the surface of the earth. The gravitational acceleration decreases with the square of the distance from the center of the earth. If the object were falling in a vacuum, this would be the only force

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    Investigating Free-falling Objects and Projectile Motions Aim: The aim of my experiment is to obtain results/ data and see whether a pattern can be distinguished or whether my data agrees with a theory or law. I'm going to try to undergo two investigations using the same apparatus, and look at the outcome of my results and see whether a firm conclusion can be made. For the two investigations, I'm going to look at free-falling objects and projectile motions: Investigation 1:

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    The Size of Craters Formed by Falling Objects Research A meteor is a small body that orbits around the sun. They sometimes enter the earth's atmosphere and burn up, due to the friction between the body and atmosphere and hits the earths surface. When they hit the earth's surface they are called meteorites. In Arizona, USA, a crater was formed by a large meteorite; scientists estimate it hit the earths about 500.000 years ago. A meteorite could also explain the extinction of the dinosaurs

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    Investigation of Falling Cake Cases Planning and Introduction: To begin I will explain the term terminal velocity. Terminal velocity is the maximum speed that a given fallen object can obtain. Terminal velocity is obtained in this way; when an object first starts falling, it accelerates for some while after starting. Eventually the force upwards due to the air flowing over the objects body is equal to the weight acting downwards, and it no longer accelerates. We can also obtain by

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    see their effects on objects, so forces are described in terms of what they do. They can cause objects to turn, change speed, direction or shape. The forces acting on a falling parachute are gravity and air resistance and these are the two forces which affect the speed at which the parachute falls. Air resistance (also called drag) is when air molecules collide with an object’s leading surface. This is the opposite force to gravity, and can slow falling objects down. The actual amount

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    ACCELERATION For free falling objects, the net external force is just the weight of the object: F=W Substituting into the 2nd law equation gives: a = W / m = (m*g)/m=g The average, or standard, value of g is 9.8 m/s2 or 980 cm/s2 Galileo Galilei first proposed that all free falling objects fall with the same acceleration nearly 400 years ago. He used a ball on an inclined plane to determine the relationship between the time and distance traveled. When measuring total distance that an object moves during

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    which people treat love. They are the problems of how to be loved, the object to love as well as the confusion between the initial experience of falling in love and the permanent state of being in love, which had a great impact on me, as far as thinking about what love is. Strangers meet, they break down social walls between one another, and they feel close, as one. They supposedly fell in love with one another, to Fromm, falling in love is not love, it’s more infatuation. Fromm describes it as "one

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    Effect of Object's Weight on Its Terminal Velocity as it is Falling Aim === To investigate how the weight of an object affects its terminal velocity as it is falling. Prediction ========== I predict that when the weight of a falling object is increased the terminal velocity will also increase. I think this because as you increase an objects weight it has a larger downwards force. In order for the object to travel at a constant speed, i.e. terminal velocity, another force

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    showing the backside of Henry (focal point) falling through the red space, past the white shadowy moon. One of his silver gloves flying alone through the air by the odd, jagged, red rocks. Smith varies the in your face colors surrounding Henry to make him look like he is actually falling through space. The streaks pointing toward the center (Henry) creates a striking image by the brightness of the tones. Henry said, "I suddenly remembered...that falling bodies obey the law of gravity. And I haven't

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    Galileo Galilei

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    and secured him a teaching spot in the University of Pisa. During the years immediately following, taking advantage of the celebrated leaning tower, he laid the foundation experimentally of the theory of falling bodies and demonstrated the falsity of the peripatetic maxim, which is that an objects rate of descent is proportional to its weight. When he challenged this it made all of the followers of Aristotle extremely angry, they would not except the fact that their leader could have been wrong. Galileo

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