# Quick Answer: Will A Thrown Ball Or A Dropped Ball Hit The Ground First When Dropped Or Thrown From The Same Height?

## Which ball would hit the ground first?

In other words, if two objects are the same size but one is heavier, the heavier one has greater density than the lighter object.

Therefore, when both objects are dropped from the same height and at the same time, the heavier object should hit the ground before the lighter one..

## What happens to a ball thrown horizontally?

The time required for initially horizontal projectile motion to occur is the same as the time required for the object to fall to its final height. Thus, a ball thrown horizontally will reach the ground at the same time as a ball dropped from the same height.

## Does Weight Affect falling speed?

The simplest answer is: no, an object’s weight usually will not change its falling speed. For example, you can test this by dropping a bowling ball and a basketball from the same height at the same time–they should fall at the same speed and land at the same time.

## Can dropping a bullet set it off?

Yes a bullet could potentially be set off if it falls just in the right angle from the right height etc. This however is extremely unlikely to happen. The primer (the part that ignites the gunpowder in the ammunition) needs to be hit by enough force and is rather small.

## Would a gun fire on the moon?

Yes, you can fire a gun on the Moon, despite the absence of oxygen. A gun “fires” because of a sudden impulse delivered to the gunpowder by the trigger. … Despite the abundance of oxygen on Earth, however, most gun ammunition comes with its own oxidizer “built in”, so to speak.

## When a ball is thrown horizontally and another is dropped which will hit the ground first?

If the ball is thrown exactly horizontally, then it will hit the ground at the same time as the dropped one – but it will a lot further away from the thrower.

## Does a ball accelerate when dropped?

If you were to measure the position of these balls as they fall, they do not fall with a constant speed. Instead, they fall with a constant acceleration. That is to say that as they fall, the speed increases.

## How does an object thrown horizontally move?

Objects that are launched into the air are called projectiles. The path followed by a projectile in motion is called a trajectory. The red ball is released with no horizontal motion and the blue ball is dropped but also given a horizontal velocity of 10 m/s. …

## Why when you throw a ball up then goes down?

If you throw a small ball vertically upward in real air with drag, does it take longer to go up or come down? While the ball is going upward the forces of gravity and air drag are both downward, hence it decelerates with an average magnitude aup > g (the acceleration due to gravity).

## How far does the ball travel horizontally before hitting the ground?

What’s crucial here is to realize that, when it comes to the vertical dimension, the ball is acting just like a dropped ball. Nature doesn’t care that it’s also moving forward at the same time. The ball will travel about 1.1 meters before hitting the ground.

## Will two objects fall at the same speed?

Objects that are said to be undergoing free fall, are not encountering a significant force of air resistance; they are falling under the sole influence of gravity. Under such conditions, all objects will fall with the same rate of acceleration, regardless of their mass.

## Why do balls hit the ground at the same time?

Gravity is the force that causes things to fall to earth. When you drop a ball (or anything) it falls down. … This is why balls that weigh different amounts hit the ground at the same time. Gravity is the force acting in a downwards direction, but air resistance acts in an upwards direction.

## Will a bullet dropped and another fired horizontally?

The y-component of air resistance for the fired bullet still depends on the fired speed of the bullet (since it is proportional to v2). A fired bullet (with air resistance) does not hit the ground at the same time as a dropped bullet. That being said, it was still an awesome demo.

## Does mass affect free fall?

“What are the factors that affect the acceleration due to gravity?” Mass does not affect the acceleration due to gravity in any measurable way. The two quantities are independent of one another. … Free fall occurs whenever an object is acted upon by gravity alone.

## Can bullets fire if dropped?

So no, a cartridge / bullet will not fire on dropping on the ground. … For a cartridge to go off, the small cap at the base of the cartridge (the primer) needs to be struck by a hammer or firing pin – such is the firing mechanism of all conventional small-arms ammunition worldwide.