Yet the answer is that acceleration is constant the entire time with no change from the time it leaves your hand until the time it hits the ground.
Eng, Max, you fellas could be absolutely right, at least from a purely mathematical perspective. It's 3 a.m.; woke up an hour ago thinking about it but now totally confused, beginning to doubt my Intuition
But here's what it left me with, for what it's worth, which might not be very much: Looking at as a feeling rather than as a math function I see it not as two hills--I had forgotten it has a polarity--but approximately as one cycle of a sine wave
Of course the peak of the positive half-cycle is the moment of greatest force in your heave
Then I envision a moment of weightlessness where the positive half-cycle has returned to zero; then assuming you catch me on the way down
, the negative half-cycle where again its peak is where I feel heaviest to you
Maybe it's merely a semantic issue where I graph the entire trip whereas you're graphing just the time I'm free of your hands. Still Intuition insists that where the graph passed through zero I felt zero acceleration
But like I said, guys, yes I could be totally offbase, but it's been very interesting chat