Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 4 - Think and Explain: 99


The time during which the ball rises is shorter than the time it spends falling.

Work Step by Step

Use the principle of exaggeration, and imagine shooting a feather straight up at high speed. It will reach its maximum height relatively quickly, then slowly flutter down to its initial height. It spends less time rising. The same is true for the original problem with a ball.
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