Talk:acceleration due to gravity

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Seems SoP to me. --Bequw¢τ 18:05, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Me, too.​—msh210 18:15, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that this is a set phrase in physics that means more than just that. SemperBlotto 19:56, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
Seems initially sum of parts, it is acceleration that's due to gravity, right? Mglovesfun (talk) 20:00, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
I don't think so, quite. It's the local gravitational constant; even if nothing on Earth is falling anymore, the acceleration due to gravity is still defined. —RuakhTALK 20:03, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
So it's a value rather than the actual acceleration. Yes, people do say that "acceleration due to gravity at sea leve is 9.8 m/s/s". Mglovesfun (talk) 20:07, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
That's not how it's now defined (or at least not clearly so).​—msh210 20:10, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
We have that (constant) sense of acceleration, too, though.​—msh210 20:14, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
After thinking about it, delete as SoP and totally obvious from the individual words. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:42, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Delete Whether acceleration is actual or theoretical – as in what gravity would do to a free-falling object – is a function of the term acceleration, not of this s-o-p phrase. Michael Z. 2010-03-22 17:01 z
Deleted, fails. Mglovesfun (talk) 07:55, 4 April 2010 (UTC)