University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Motion Along a Straight Line - Problems - Discussion Questions: Q2.21

Answer

The object is constantly accelerating toward the ground at a rate of $9.80 ~m/s^2$ because gravity exerts a force on the object and this force is directed straight down toward the ground.

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The object is constantly accelerating toward the ground at a rate of $9.80 ~m/s^2$ because gravity exerts a force on the object and this force is directed straight down toward the ground.
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