Sat October 08, 2011 By:

If bodies of different masses when allowed to fall freely under the influence of gravity from a given height,take the same time to reach the ground then why is it that when a feather and a stone are dropped simultaneously take different times to reach the ground? please explain..

Expert Reply
Sun October 09, 2011

In the presence of air resistance, the heavier object takes smaller time to reach the ground. But if we neglect the effect of air resistance, the objects falling freely from the same height take same time to reach the ground irrespective of their masses.

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