## Acceleration due to Gravity

Objects fall to the ground at the same rate because the acceleration due to gravity is the same for all objects. Acceleration depends on both force and mass. A heavier object experiences a greater gravitational force than a lighter object does. But a heavier object is also harder to accelerate because it has more mass. The extra mass of the heavy object exactly balances the additional gravitational force. Acceleration is the rate at which velocity changes over time. So, the acceleration of an object is the object's change in velocity divided by the amount of time during which the change occurs. Velocity of Falling objects formula is (change)v = G x T. G is the acceleration due to gravity, T is the time the object takes to fall in seconds, and V is velocity. The time it starts with is 9.8 m/s (squared)