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If an object that is falling has a 1kg mass, how heavy is the object whilst in the air?
Quote from: Thebox on 09/04/2015 02:08:06If an object that is falling has a 1kg mass, how heavy is the object whilst in the air?Weight and mass are two different thing Mr. Box. If your object is free falling, it will have negligible weight but still remain a 1kilogram of mass. You should really start reading a few good physics books.
When objects fall through a vacuum, or at slow speeds through the air, they are weightless.However, when an object falling in air reaches terminal velocity, a scale inside the object will register the return of weight. Terminal velocity is determined by the shape of the object, its mass, and the density of the air.And when the object strikes the ground, a scale will momentarily register a weight (force) many times the weight of a 1kg mass at rest.