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The velocity of an object falling in free fall increases with time. Does the acceleration also increase? Why or why not?

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Earth attracts every object towards it’s center with a force known as Force of gravity.Due to the force of gravity, objects fall towards earth with an acceleration equal to “g”, which is also known as acceleration due to gravity. The value of “g” does not depend upon the mass of the object falling, but it does depend upon the distance of the object from the center of earth.

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For all objects near the surface of the earth, the value of accelration due to gravity, “g” comes out to be approximate 9.8 m/s2. So, when an object falls freely towards earth’s ground, it falls with ...

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