Acceleration by Gravity

This module shows how an object accelerates over time under the influence of gravity. Because gravity exerts a constant force over objects close the Earth's surface, the acceleration of a falling object is also constant, and has been measured as 9.8 m/s/s.

The displacement of the object from its starting position is calculated using these input values:

  • t (elapsed time)
  • a (the acceleration constant, which here is 9.8 m/s)

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