Do Heavier Objects Fall Faster than Lighter Ones?
People commonly have the misconception that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones. They have this misconception because that is what they commonly observe. In the real world there is air resistance. With air resistance this misconception is true.
If no air resistance is present, the rate of descent depends only on how far the object has fallen, no matter how heavy the object is. This means that two objects will reach the ground at the same time if they are dropped at the same time from the same height. This statement is proven by the law of conservation of energy. If gravity is a c…
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