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Are air resistance and buoyant force same

  1. Apr 21, 2012 #1
    And does air resistance depend upon surface area?
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  3. Apr 21, 2012 #2


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    hi hasankamal007! :smile:

    are air resistance and buoyant force same?​

    no, not even similar … forget it!
    yes, the larger the surface area, the greater the air resistance

    (it also depends on shape)
  4. Apr 22, 2012 #3
    So air resistance on an object is different than the buoyant force given by air.
    Ok. Thanks a bunch tiny-tim.
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