"If a ball is thrown upward in presence of air resistance, would you expect the time during which it took to rise to be longer or shorter than the time it takes for it to fall. (use the principle of exaggeration)"
The Attempt at a Solution
I said it depends on the speed at which the ball is thrown. If you throw the ball at a speed that is less than its terminal velocity then the ball should take almost exactly the same time to rise as it does to fall. On the other hand, if the ball is thrown faster than its terminal velocity speed, the ball will take a longer time to fall due to it reaching terminal velocity on the way down.
The books answer just says that the ball will take longer to fall. I obviously don't think that is true for all situations, but that is why I am here to check. Is my answer correct or am I wrong and the ball will ALWAYS take longer to fall? If I am wrong, please explain how that is possible. Thank you!