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Engineering: Using Newton's Laws of Motion

Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt, EdD, Barbara Z. Tharp, MS, Michael T. Vu, MS, and Nancy P. Moreno, PhD.

Compensating for Gravity

If a ball is thrown horizontally from a tall structure, it will be falling at a rate of 9.8 meters per second after one second. At the end of two seconds, it will be traveling 19.6 meters per second. After three seconds, it will be traveling at a speed of 29.4 meters per second.

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National Science Foundation

Grant Number: DRL-1028771