Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 4 - Think and Explain: 96


The heavier ball actually strikes the ground first if air resistance is not negligible. This idea is shown in Figure 4.15 and the discussion on page 66, where in the presence of air resistance, the heavier parachutist drops faster than the lighter one. Though the heavier one landed first, the very small difference was still more than enough to disprove Aristotle's theories of motion.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.