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    Drop an object 10 meters above the ground, where g = 10. How long will it take to reach the ground?

    Using common sense the answer is 1 second. But using suvat you get root 2.



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    (Original post by Quiz Master)
    Drop an object 10 meters above the ground, where g = 10. How long will it take to reach the ground?

    Using common sense the answer is 1 second. But using suvat you get root 2.



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    The object accelerates to reach a speed of 10m/s and only travels at that speed after one second has elapsed.

    In other words the accelerating object does not start at 10m/s nor stays at that velocity for 1 whole second. The velocity is constantly changing while undergoing acceleration.

    It starts from a standstill. i.e. at t=0, v=0; at t=1s, v=10m/s; at t=2s, v=20m/s etc.

    Acceleration is the rate at which velocity changes.

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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    The object accelerates to reach a speed of 10m/s and only travels at that speed after one second has elapsed.

    In other words the accelerating object does not start at 10m/s nor stays at that velocity for 1 whole second. The velocity is constantly changing while undergoing acceleration.

    It starts from a standstill. i.e. at t=0, v=0; at t=1s, v=10m/s; at t=2s, v=20m/s etc.

    Acceleration is the rate at which velocity changes.
    I get it now, thanks

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