Free fall is any motion of a body where gravity is the only acceleration acting upon it.
But, what if I threw an object from a certain altitude, and had two jetpacks put on it , one providing acceleration vertically upwards, the other downwards such that the overall resultant acceleration due to the two jetpacks was zero, and the only resultant acceleration would be due to gravity.
Would this still be considered free fall?
Intutively, I think it should be, as acceleration due to gravity is the only NET acceleration acting on it.
However, the counter argument could be that the resultant of the other two vectors is zero, which although has no physical significance, is technically giving 0 acceleration to the object.
Help will be appreciated, thank you.