Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321740904
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Chapter 4 - Kinematics in Two Dimensions - Conceptual Questions: 7

Answer

The magnitude of the acceleration is $g$ and this acceleration is directed straight down toward the ground.

Work Step by Step

When an object is freely moving through the air, then the only force acting on the object is gravity. Therefore, the magnitude of the acceleration is $g$ and this acceleration is directed straight down toward the ground.
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