## Why does a bowling ball and a feather fall at the same rate?

Spoiler: the answer is that they will all fall at the exact same rate . Though some objects, like feathers , seem to fall slower because of air resistance. The objects both stay in unison as they descend more than 30 feet, smashing into the wooden crate below at the exact same time, all in beautiful slow-motion.

## Which ball will hit the ground first if dropped at the same time and at the same height in a perfect vacuum?

In other words, if two objects are the same size but one is heavier, the heavier one has greater density than the lighter object. Therefore, when both objects are dropped from the same height and at the same time , the heavier object should hit the ground before the lighter one.

## Will a rock or feather hit the ground first?

If you drop a feather and a rock at the same time, you know the rock will hit the ground first and the feather will fall much slower.

## Will a penny and a feather fall at the same rate?

But because of the coin’s greater mass, it’s also much harder to accelerate the coin than the feather —50 times harder, in fact! The two effects exactly cancel out, and the two objects therefore fall with the same acceleration.

## Will a feather and a brick?

A feather and brick dropped together. Air resistance causes the feather to fall more slowly. If a feather and a brick were dropped together in a vacuum—that is, an area from which all air has been removed—they would fall at the same rate, and hit the ground at the same time.

## Does a heavier ball fall faster than a lighter ball?

Acceleration of Falling Objects Heavier things have a greater gravitational force AND heavier things have a lower acceleration. It turns out that these two effects exactly cancel to make falling objects have the same acceleration regardless of mass.

## Do heavier objects really fall faster?

They think that gravity acts more on a heavier object thus pulling it down faster . In fact, gravity works independently of mass. This means that all objects should fall at the same rate. If there is no air resistance, or the same amount of air resistance, then objects of the same mass will fall at the same rate.

## Do heavier objects fall faster with air resistance?

Galileo discovered that objects that are more dense, or have more mass, fall at a faster rate than less dense objects , due to this air resistance . Air resistance causes the feather to fall more slowly.

## When you walk across the ground and push on it with your feet?

In order to walk across the floor , you push backwards on the floor with your foot. Newton’s Third Law says that the reaction force to this action force is ” floor pushes you forward” (Action: You push floor (backwards). Reaction: floor pushes you (forward).) So, when you walk , it is the floor that pushes you along !

## What falls faster bowling ball or marble?

For example, if you ask someone what would fall faster , a bowling ball or a marble , I bet a lot of folks would say the heavier bowling ball falls faster . But in fact, if dropped from a meter or so off the ground, they’d fall at the same rate. Gravity accelerates them at the same rate, so they fall at the same rate.

## Who dropped a feather and a hammer together?

Commander David Scott

## What drops faster a feather or a hammer?

Because the Apollo crew were essentially in a vacuum, there was no air resistance and the feather fell at the same rate as the hammer . This is exactly what Galileo had concluded hundreds of years before: all objects released together fall at the same rate regardless of mass.

## Is there a terminal velocity in a vacuum?

” Terminal velocity ” is a property of some kind of resistance. In a vacuum , there is no resistance. But it’s not possible for something to accelerate indefinitely, because energy is finite. So it’s always accelerating, but its speed is always limited by the constant change of direction of acceleration.

## Why does a feather reach the ground after the hammer?

They reach terminal velocity at the same time and they hit the surface with the same acceleration. If however, they are being dropped on, say Earth , the hammer reaches the ground first because of drag. This is because the feather reaches it’s terminal velocity quicker, because its air resistance increases as it falls.

## How fast does a feather fall?

a9.8 meters per second , squared Correct!