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Relationship Between the Distance and Time of a Falling Object
Freefall occurs where the only force acting on an object is gravity. Because gravitational acceleration on earth is constant, the distance an object falls is proportional to the time spent falling. In this experiment, you will experimentally determine the acceleration due to gravity in addition to testing your own reaction time! Reaction time is the time it takes for you to react to an event: in this case, the falling of a meter stick or dollar bill. Is your reaction time faster than acceleration due to gravity?
Experimentally determine acceleration due to gravity.
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