Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Think and Explain: 65

Answer

If your car drives off a cliff, you are similar to the person in the free-falling elevator in Figure 9.9, and feel momentarily weightless. Gravity does still act on you, according to Newton's universal law of gravitation, and is the cause of your downward acceleration.
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