Terminal velocity

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  • Created on: 18-05-15 20:07

The terminal velocity of falling objects depends on their shape and area

The accelerating force acting on all falling objects is gravity and it would make them all fall at the same rate, if it wasn't for air resistance. This means that on the Moon, where there's no air, hamsters and feathers dropped simultaneously will hit the ground together. However, on Earth, air resistance causes things to fall at different speeds…

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