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Common Free-Fall Pitfalls

By Flipping Physics, 05/22/2014
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Yes, there are mistakes that many people make when it comes to free-fall acceleration problems. I dispel many misconceptions and explain both why people think they are true and why they actually aren't. Oh, and there are some special effects too!

Content Times:
0:14 Review of the Basics of Free-Fall
1:04 1st Misconception - The acceleration on the way up is positive
2:09 2nd Misconception - The initial velocity going upward is zero
2:45 3rd Misconception - A thrown ball will accelerate faster than a dropped ball
4:00 Reminder - Velocity at the top is zero
4:29 4th Misconception - The acceleration at the top is zero
6:36 Review

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