Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Think and Explain: 74

Answer

On the moon, the acceleration due to gravity is about 1/6 what it is on Earth. If a person jumps upward with a given initial speed upward, on the moon it would take 6 times longer to reach v = 0 at the top of the flight path, and six times longer to fall than on Earth. So, for the same initial vertical launch speed, a person's hang time on the moon is six times greater than it would be on Earth.
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