Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.5 - The Acceleration of Gravity - Got It? - Page 27: 2.5


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The dropped ball hits first, for it begins going straight down and does not have to travel upward first. However, the ball thrown upward hits the ground faster, for it begins to speed up downward from the height of the top of its path as opposed to from the top of the building.
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