Why does a raindrop fall to the ground at exactly the same rate as a boulder?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
This concerns acceleration.
acceleration = f/m f=force (weight) m=mass
raindrop = small f / small m
boulder = big f / big m
result is the sameSource(s): my brain
- slipknotraverLv 41 decade ago
Gravity exerts a stronger force on the boulder than it does on the raindrop,
but the boulder also has more inertia (resistance to changes in motion) so it also resists more than the raindrop...
they cancel each other out, causing all objects to fall at the same rate in the absence of air resistance.
- 1 decade ago
Gravity Pulls every thing to the ground at 9.8 meters per second squared. So things really do not fall but are pulled to the planets surface. The only reason why a feather would look like it falls slower then a big rock is because the feather is affected by air resistance more then the rock.
- Anonymous1 decade ago