Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 4 - Think and Explain: 98

Answer

As the object moves straight upward, it loses more speed each second than if there were no air. As it falls, it gains less speed each second than if there were no air. It will be moving more slowly than its throwing speed. One may also use the principle of exaggeration, and imagine shooting a feather straight up at high speed. Clearly it will be moving more slowly when it returns to the initial height.
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