From the Sky Down: How Falling Works
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science
Taught by Professor Don Lincoln | 26 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Introductory physics classes tell you that a ball thrown on the surface of the earth follows a parabola. What happens when you take away the simplifying assumptions in this scenario? How do we factor in air resistance and the Earth’s rotation? What happens when an object falls from very great heights?