# How many feet do you free fall per second?

**feet per second per second**. But what

**do we do**with that number? What it means is that if

**we fall**for one

**second we**'ll reach a speed of 32

**feet per second**. After two

**seconds we**reach 64

**feet per second**.

Then, how far do you fall in 6 seconds?

According to the rules, a creature **falls** 100 squares (500 feet) in the first (**six second**) round. According to the laws of physics, a creature **falls** y = 0.5 g t^{2} feet, where g is the acceleration due to gravity (32 ft/s^{2} on Earth) and t is the number of **seconds** in free **fall**.

**32 feet per second per second**is an acceleration. It

**means**that each

**second**, your velocity increases by

**32 feet per second**. So after the first

**second**, you'd be traveling

**32 feet per second**.

Considering this, how far will a person fall in 3 seconds?

Acceleration due to gravity is 9.8m/s per **second**. During the next **second** you are already **falling** at 9.8m/s and accelerating to 19.6m/s. So you **fall** another 9.8 meters, plus 4.9 meters to account for the acceleration. During the **third second**, you **fall** 19.6 meters plus 4.9 meters to accout yet again for acceleration.

On average, **it takes** one second to **fall 200 feet**. That said, it **does take** a bit of time to accelerate up to what's called your 'terminal velocity'.