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Falling faster than gravity

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Phil Todd



A uniform bar AB is hinged at A and tips over under the influence of gravity.

Press the play button to watch and compare with mass D which falls freely.

Under some starting conditions, B actually falls faster than D.

You can experiment by pressing refresh, dragging B and D to new locations, then pressing Play again.

Tags: physics, mechanics, gravity, acceleration
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