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This web page provides an introduction to the motion of objects due to gravity. Topics covered include free fall and acceleration due to gravity, with or without an initial velocity, and the effects of air resistance. Simple equations are integrated along with a short experiment related to Galileo's classic ramp experiment. A lesson plan for teachers is provided. This item is part of an extensive collection, "From Stargazers to Starships" that uses space exploration and space science to introduce concepts in physics and astronomy.  Translations in Spanish and French are available.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Fundamentals
= Gravity
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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- Educators
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© 1999 David Stern
acceleration, air resistance, free fall, gravitational acceleration
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