I know that there is constant acceleration due to gravity. A regular force that is applied to a moving object causes the object to accelerate once and as long as the force is present. Meaning, if a ball that is rolling experiences a wind force of 5N the ball's movement will increase 2 mph for example... as long as the wind force is present. Why is it that by gravity the falling object keeps on accelerating every second 9.8m/s. Why doesn't it just accelerate once 9.8 and that's it, until reaching terminal velocity?