# HOW DOES THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENCE APPLY TO OBJECTS FALLING IN AIR OR WATER

Yo, what’s up? Let’s talk about the principle of equivalence and how it applies to objects falling in air or water. 🌊💧

So, the principle of equivalence states that the effects of gravity are indistinguishable from the effects of acceleration. This means that if you were in a sealed box and couldn’t see outside, you wouldn’t be able to tell if you were floating in space or being pulled down by gravity. 😵

Now, when it comes to objects falling in air or water, the principle of equivalence still applies. When an object falls in air or water, it experiences acceleration due to gravity. However, it also experiences resistance from the medium it’s falling through, whether that’s air or water. 💨💦

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The amount of resistance the object encounters depends on a few factors, including its shape, size, and density. For example, a feather falling through air has much more resistance than a bowling ball falling through air, because the feather is less dense and has more surface area to interact with the air. 🦢🎳

Similarly, when an object falls through water, it experiences more resistance than when it falls through air, because water is denser than air. This is why it’s easier to fall through air than through water. 🏊‍♀️🌊