## University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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.
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.