# Terminal Velocity

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• Created by: MattJG
• Created on: 02-03-17 21:40
Does a parachute increase or decrease the frictional force acting on the parachutist, or does it have no effect on this force?
increase
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An object falling through a fluid originally accelerates due to what force?
gravity
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What name is given to the steady speed of a falling object when the downwards and upwards forces on it are balanced?
terminalvelocity
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What is the resultant force on an object that has reached its terminal velocity?
0
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True or false? Acceleration due to gravity (g) is the same for any object at a given point on the Earth's surface.
True
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True or false? Acceleration due to gravity (g) will be the same on the top of a mountain as it is down a mineshaft.
False
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True or false? Acceleration due to gravity (g) is unaffected by atmospheric changes.
True
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A sky-diver is falling through the Earth's atmosphere at terminal speed. What is happening to her kinetic energy?
Same
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A sky-diver is falling through the Earth's atmosphere at terminal speed. What is happening to her gravitational potential energy?
Decreasing
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A plane travelling at 100m/s accelerates at 5m/s² for a distance of 125m. What is the final velocity of the plane?
106
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## Other cards in this set

### Card 2

#### Front

An object falling through a fluid originally accelerates due to what force?

gravity

### Card 3

#### Front

What name is given to the steady speed of a falling object when the downwards and upwards forces on it are balanced?

### Card 4

#### Front

What is the resultant force on an object that has reached its terminal velocity?

### Card 5

#### Front

True or false? Acceleration due to gravity (g) is the same for any object at a given point on the Earth's surface.