In freefall, the object feels weightlessness. How g is zero during freefall? Explain it.

Asked by DEEPAK KOTHARI | 10th Nov, 2010, 06:26: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student
g is not zero during freefall.
 
Rather in free fall, there is a pseudo force that acts on the body, which is equal & opposite to the gravitational force acting downwards. Thus the net resultant force on the body in free fall is zero & hence it weighs zero on spring balance.
 
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Answered by  | 11th Nov, 2010, 09:17: AM

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