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Drag force

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If you have a falling object and wind in the horizontal direction, the object ends up falling to the ground at an angle. Why does the drag force only have a vertical component?

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Presumably the wind would be carrying the object in the horizontal direction, therefore the falling object wouldn't be moving relative to the wind.
 
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I got it, thank you dacruick!:)
 

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