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Gravity question

  1. May 31, 2013 #1
    I understand the acceleration of gravity and terminal velocity, but what if the forces that create terminal velocity are eliminated, does the acceleration continue unabated to infinity?
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  3. May 31, 2013 #2


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    The acceleration continues upto the speed of light the ultimate terminal velocity although it will actually approach light speed and never reach it.
  4. May 31, 2013 #3


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    You will continue to accelerate...forever...but you will never reach the speed of light. Of course in the real world you would not be able to accelerate forever, as you would splat into a planet or star or something. It would hurt.
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