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Homework Help: Help me with easy physics question

  1. Sep 13, 2008 #1
    A ball is thrown straight up into the air. At each of the following instants, is the magnitude of the ball's acceleration greater than g, equal to g, less than g, or zero

    a) just after leaving your hand? ________

    b)At the very top (maximum height)?__________

    c) just before hitting the ground?__________
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  3. Sep 13, 2008 #2
    g doesn't change. All of them = g.
  4. Sep 13, 2008 #3
    even though when the ball leaves your hand is still equal to g, wouldn't it be greater??
  5. Sep 13, 2008 #4
    You are thinking about velocity. That changes, but g does not. g is the change in velocity near the surface of earth. If you're still confused you should read your textbook. All of them gives a good description of g.
  6. Sep 13, 2008 #5
    ok thanx i will
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