Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
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Chapter 4 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 67: 6

Answer

No

Work Step by Step

The apparent weightlessness of the ball has to do with the gravitational force acting on the ball. In this sense, the ball appears to have no $\underline{mass}$. However, what causes the ball to hurt is $\underline {inertia}$, which measures how hard it is to move the object. Therefore, the ball will still hurt to kick even though it appears to be weightless.
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