gravitational force acts on all objectsin proportional to their masses why does a heavy object not fall faster than a light one?

Asked by deepika | 14th Sep, 2011, 08:52: AM

Expert Answer:

 for acceleration, we find: 

 

Which is proportional to m1/m2, i.e. the gravitational mass divided by the inertial mass. Now, if and only if m1/m2 is a constant for all objects, they will all fall at the same rate. If this ratio varies, then we will have no definite relation between rate of fall, and weight. 

Answered by  | 14th Sep, 2011, 10:59: AM

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