Does the mass of an object affect its acceleration due to gravity? Why?

Oct 20, 2017

Acceleration due to gravity constant - so no.

Explanation:

Gravity always accelerates each object a uniform rate of $9.81 m {s}^{-} 2$

They are independent of each of other mathematically. I.E no equation relates them mathematically.

For proof, drop a bowling ball and a feather from the same height. They hit the ground at the exact same time. If you don't have those things handy, this gif shows the experiment

See? Hit the ground at the same time. Because acceleration due to acceleration is constant