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What equation can determine a specific object's terminal velocity?

Asked by k gopal, 24 Jan '13 05:16 pm
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The terminal velocity of a free-falling object is the velocity of the object when the downward force of gravity (FG) equals the buoyancy/resistance force of drag (Fd) and the acceleration of the object becomes zero. When the acceleration becomes zero the net force on the object is also zero.[1]
In fluid dynamics, an object is moving at its terminal velocity if its speed is constant due to the restraining force exerted by the fluid through which it is moving.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 24 Jan '13 05:18 pm

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The terminal velocity of a free-falling object is the velocity of the object when the downward force of gravity (FG) equals the buoyancy/resistance force of drag (Fd) and the acceleration of the object becomes zero
Answered by Quest, 24 Jan '13 05:52 pm

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