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Drag force

  1. Nov 23, 2011 #1
    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?

  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 23, 2011 #2
    Presumably the wind would be carrying the object in the horizontal direction, therefore the falling object wouldn't be moving relative to the wind.
  4. Nov 23, 2011 #3
    I got it, thank you dacruick!:)
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