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How come in free fall you feel weightless even though gravity is pulling down on you? (ignore air resistance when answering this question).

How come in free fall you feel weightless even though gravity is pulling down on you? (ignore air resistance when answering this question).

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Sher Mohammad IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 174 Points
10 years ago
The reason you feel weightless is because there is no force pushing against you, since you are not in contact with anything. Gravity is pulling equally on all the particles in your body. This creates a sensation where no forces are acting on you and you feel weightless. It would be the same sensation as if you were floating in space.

Sher mohammad
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