What is the definition of Terminal Velocity?

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Could anyone help me with this simple question? Its fairly easy but I just cant grasp the concept of it properly. I've looked through all the revision books and on the internet, I think it would be easier to understand in someone's own words. Would really appreciate any help. 

Thanks, Lauren x

Posted Mon 5th November, 2012 @ 18:25 by Lauren Moreton

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Terminal velocity is when the friction force equals the driving force. It's when the velocity has reached its maximum and the object can't gain any more velocity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/forces/forcesvelocityrev1.shtml

Answered Mon 5th November, 2012 @ 18:36 by Joanne