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Distance it takes for terminal velocity

  1. May 5, 2009 #1
    Hi, i just wondered if it is possible by calculation to determine how far in a viscous liquid it would take for an object (sphere, ball bearing) to reach terminal velocity. I have to design an experiment to investigate Stokes law. Could i use suvat equations as it is constant acceleration?

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  3. May 5, 2009 #2

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    Unfortunately it is not constant acceleration.

    Here is an interesting lecture on drag that you might benefit from:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lvNofoUYwI
     
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