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Homework Help: Air Resistance and Gravitational Force

  1. Oct 9, 2006 #1
    If you jumped out a plane, you would begin speeding up as you fall downward. Eventually, due to wind resistance, your velocity would become constant with time. After this occurs, the wind resistance force’s magnitude is

    a.much smaller that the gravitational force acting on you.
    b.slightly smaller that the force of gravity acting on you.
    c.greater than the force of gravity acting on you
    d.equal to the force of gravity acting on you.

    Is it equal to the force of gravity? If there is constant velocity, then acceleration is 0. The sum of the forces would be equal to 0. In the vertical direction, F_R – F_G = 0. F_R = F_G?

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  3. Oct 9, 2006 #2


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    Sounds good, yes.
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