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Homework Help: Acceleration question

  1. Oct 13, 2005 #1
    When you drop a ball, it accelerates due to Earth gravity. How does it accelerate if you instead throw it downward?

    I know a free falling object accelerates at 10 m/s/s, is the same for an object that is thrown downwards?

    Thanks for your help!!!
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  3. Oct 13, 2005 #2


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    Well when you throw it downwards it'll basicly get more speed, but its acceleration will be gravity (Ignoring air resistance).
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