Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Think and Discuss: 91



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This is discussed on pages 46-47. The acceleration of a freely falling object, in the absence of air resistance, is always $10 \frac{m}{s^{2}}$ directed downward. Throwing an object downward would make its speed greater at any height, but not its acceleration.
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