Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Think and Explain: 64

Answer

If air resistance can be ignored, the acceleration is $10 \frac{m}{s^{2}}$ directed downward, whether it is tossed upward or simply dropped.

Work Step by Step

The acceleration of a freely falling object, in the absence of air resistance, always has a magnitude of g, directed downward. This is discussed on pages 46-47.
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