1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data You throw a baseball straight up in the air so that it rises to a maximum height much greater than your height. Is the magnitude of the acceleration greater while it is being thrown or after it leaves your hand? Explain. 2. The attempt at a solution I'm guessing that the magnitude of the acceleration is greater while it is being thrown. Acceleration is dv/dt. When I throw a ball straight up, velocity goes from 0 to Vmax in less than a second. When the ball leaves my hand, it takes more than a second for the velocity to reach zero then fall back to the ground. Is this correct?