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Absolutely Not.

Gravity is NOT a pulling Force. Gravity is a "Pushing" Force of Mass Expansion.

Earth Mass is Expanding at the Gravitational Acceleration rate of 9.808175174 m/s^2

In order to understand you must first accept the Mathematics on EinsteinElectricitydotcom because Math does not lie. Then you can move on to EinsteinGravitydotcom.

Acceleration due to gravity

No. There is a difference between speed (or velocity) and acceleration. They are, of course, related, but acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. When you are sitting in your car at a red light and the light turns green and you step on the gas (or accelerator!), your car accelerates from zero to some final velocity (hopefully not much more than the posted speed limit). Your speedometer clearly shows the change in velocity as the needle moves clockwise. The faster that needle moves, the greater the acceleration.

On Earth, objects do not fall at constant speed, as your question suggests. Gravity accelerates objects toward the center of the Earth at 32.2 ft per second per second (which can also be written as 32 ft/s2). In other words, an object's velocity will increase by 32.2 ft/s (or 9.8 m/s) for each second the object falls until it reaches its terminal velocity, which you can think of as a kind of speed limit. Terminal velocity is reached when air friction equally opposes the force of gravity. Different objects will have different terminal velocities, depending upon their shapes.

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Imagine you are on top of a tall building and holding a Bowling ball over the side of the building. At time t = 0 seconds, you let go of the ball. At that exact moment, the ball is traveling at 0 ft/s, but as the ball experiences gravity without your holding it, it starts to fall. After one second, the ball will be traveling 32.2 ft/s. After two seconds, it is traveling 64.4 ft/s, and after three seconds, it is traveling at 96.6 ft/s.

So you see that falling objects do not fall at the constant rate of 32.2 feet per second but actually accelerate -- that is, pick up speed -- at a rate of 32.2 feet per second per second.

Note: The equation of rectilinear motion can be found at:

Uh, Update: This article doesnt seem to mention "terminal velocity." Eventually, a falling bowling ball will not continue to pick up speed, it will reach Terminal Velocity, and stay at that speed. Terminal velocity is reached as the air resistance on a falling object approaches the momentum of the object. For example, as a bowling ball falls, gravity makes it accelerate at 32.2 feet per second. The bowling ball also hits air molecules, which slows it's acceleration. This is air resistance. As the bowling ball falls faster, more air molecules hit it per second. This is because the bowling ball travels a greater distance per second and passes through more air, and more air molecules. Eventually, the combined forces of all of the air molecules negate the acceleration of the bowling ball. At this point the bowling ball neither accelerates nor decelerates, it reaches an equilibrium. It will keep falling at a constant speed: its terminal velocity. If it were to somehow fall faster than its terminal velocity, the extra air molecules that hit it would actually slow it down until its terminal velocity was once again reached.

An object's velocity, then, is determined both by its weight and its shape relative to the ground. If an object is small, like a bowling ball, it does not pass through many air molecules per second, and must travel faster to hit enough air molecules per second to reach terminal velocity. If an object's surface area is large, like a parachute, it does not need to be traveling as fast in order to hit enough air molecules per second. yep your right agree subscribe

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Does gravity pull things down 322 feet per second?

Not on Earth. Maybe a different planet.

What is 32 feet per second squared?

32.17 feet per second squared is the acceleration due to gravity.

What is the rate at which objects are pulled down due to gravity?

On or near the Earth, gravity accelerates every falling object at the rate of 9.8 meters per second (32.2 feet per second) every second. That means its speed keeps increasing at that rate.

What is the Earth's amount of gravity?

The acceleration of gravity on or near the Earth's surface is 9.8 meters (32.1 feet) per second per second.

Is gravity measured in grams?

gravity is weight and weight is measured in N (newtons). so, no, its not measured in grams. :) Actually, gravity is measured as acceleration and is 9.8 Meters/second/second or 32.2 feet/second/second. Weight is the effect felt BECAUSE of gravity.

What is the accerleration due to gravity?

Near the Earth it is 32 feet per second per second.

How many feet per second do things fall?

32.15 feet per second

What is the measure of gravity?

The measure of gravity is metres per second squared (or feet/sec squared) ie if the gravity is 9.78 metres per second squared (as on Earth) then a falling object will gain speed at the rate of 9.78 metres per second for each elapsed second (or approx 32 feet per second) in other words it will travel 9.78 metres (or 32 feet) further in every second than it did in the previous second.

How does gravity affect the velocity of a fired bullet?

Gravity adds 32.1 feet per second to the bullet's downward velocity every second after the shot is fired.

What is 32 feet per second per second?

32 feet per second per second is an example of an acceleration. the acceleration of gravity on earth at sea level is 32.2 feet per sec per sec

What holds everything down on earth suction gravity or air?

It is the Earth's gravity that keeps our feet firmly on the ground.

When something is thrown in the air it accelerates?

Something thrown in the air is affected by two factors: friction and gravity. Friction from the air, wind and whatever is in the air (such as dust) will slow it down making it decelerate from the direction it is moving. Gravity will cause the item to descend (move downwards). If moving upwards, it will slow down and then start moving downwards. It will accelerate downward at the rate of about 32 feet per second squared, or 32 feet per second per second. That means that an object (standing still) will be moving downwards at 32 feet per second after one second, at 64 feet per second after two second, 96 feet per seconds downwards after 3 seconds, and so on. It does not matter how heavy the item is.

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