Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 4 - For Thought and Discussion: 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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