Terminal Velocity - P2

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Terminal Velocity

Usually to do with falling objects

Falling through water or oil or something falling through the air

Falling through a fluid (either a liquid or a gas/air)

Parachutist

  • Man jumps from the plane - gravity(weight) pulling downwards and air resistance going upwards - The downwards force is the stronger force so he is accelerating
  • As he gains speed the air resistance gains more force - he is accelerating less
  • Eventually the two forces equal each other…

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