# Does the weight of a falling object change?

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## Does the weight of a falling object change?

Acceleration of Falling Objects Heavier things have a greater gravitational force AND heavier things have a lower acceleration. It turns out that these two effects exactly cancel to make falling objects have the same acceleration regardless of mass.

### Does weight changes according to height?

The weight W, or gravitational force, is then just the mass of an object times the gravitational acceleration. Since the gravitational constant (g) depends on the square of the distance from the center of the earth, the weight of an object decreases with altitude.

**What happens to the weight of an object when it falls freely from the height?**

When the object is falling freely, it is acted upon by the force of gravity. But, the object is not applying its force to any surface. So, the weight of the object is zero.

**What happens to an object that falls from a height?**

An object held at a given height above the ground has an initial potential energy (PE), according to its mass and the initial height. When the object is released, its velocity increases as it falls. This increase in velocity results in an increase of the object’s kinetic energy (KE).

## Does weight of an object change?

The weight of an object will change if the object is brought farther away from Earth, or placed on a different planet, since the force of gravity on the object will change. However the mass of the object will remain the same regardless of whether the object is on Earth, in outer space, or on the Moon.

### What happens when an object falls freely?

When an object falls freely, its potential energy gets converted into kinetic energy. When the object hits the ground, its kinetic energy gets converted into heat energy and sound energy.

**Does weight matter in free fall?**

The mass of an object does not depend on the location, the weight does. An object that moves because of the action of gravity alone is said to be free falling. So all objects, regardless of size or shape or weight, free fall with the same acceleration.

**How does the height an object is dropped from affect the time it takes to fall?**

Since both the displacement and acceleration are negative, they cancel each other when divided, so the result is positive. As you can see, as the height displacement (height) increases, the longer it takes for the robocopter to fall.

## Does the weight of an object change during fall?

As weight is the force exerted by earth on object and during fall acceralation due to gravity become zero so weight of object become zero . But mass of object never change. Yes. Weight is the force on object due to gravity.

### Why does the weight of an object decrease as it rises?

Interestingly, its the opposite. The weight of an object decreases as it rises above the surface. This can be interpreted in two ways. Weight is the force acting on the body due to its mass falling due to gravity. This force is F = mg. Where m is mass of body and g is acceleration due to gravity.

**What is the difference between weight and mass of an object?**

As weight is the force exerted by earth on object and during fall acceralation due to gravity become zero so weight of object become zero . But mass of object never change. , I know physics.

**Does mass affect the speed of falling objects?**

Target response: Both objects fall at the same speed. Mass does not affect the speed of falling objects, assuming there is only gravity acting on it. Both bullets will strike the ground at the same time. Air resistance makes a feather fall slower.