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Name: Falling Objects
ID: m42102
Language: English (en)
  • Describe the effects of gravity on objects in motion.
  • Describe the motion of objects that are in free fall.
  • Calculate the position and velocity of objects in free fall.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Acceleration, Free-fall, Gravity, Kinematics, Motion, Velocity
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, OSC Physics Maintainer (

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 11:18 am -0600
Last revision to module: Oct 3, 2012 4:03 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.5 Oct 3, 2012 4:03 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
gravity negative corrected

Version: 1.4 Jul 5, 2012 8:03 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
image updates and LO modification

Version: 1.3 Jun 20, 2012 9:38 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
post W&N QA

Version: 1.2 Jun 13, 2012 4:20 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
initial content publication

Version: 1.1 Dec 22, 2011 10:16 am -0600 by Collins Williamson
Created module

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