Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 3 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 15

Answer

A "freely falling object" is assumed to be falling in such a way that it is free of all restraints, i.e., the the only force acting on it is gravity. This means no friction with the air or anything else.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 46.
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