Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

Why does a raindrop fall to the ground at exactly the same rate as a boulder?

4 Answers

  • Favorite 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 same

    Source(s): my brain
  • 1 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.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


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