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As an object approaches the Earth’s surface, what will its acceleration be?

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tayshia | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 27, 2007 at 4:26 AM via web

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As an object approaches the Earth’s surface, what will its acceleration be?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 28, 2007 at 12:27 AM (Answer #1)

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While the speed at which an object travels will vary according to friction and resistance by the atmosphere (think of a parachute), the acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared.

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