right this might get a bit convoluted :)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the original discussion started within an online space game and whether its physics are wrong or right within its own version of physics

sorry if this all sounds a bit pointless or not real physics

first pick a spot far far far away from anything else in space so that gravity is negligible, then image a globe containing water.

this is the general physics idea of the situation, so objects come to a halt due to a drag without a continual force applied, and objects with a constant force applied have a maximum velocity.

basically the question is whether if you have objects of identical shapes but of different masses they will have the same maximum velocity tho one will take longer to reach it.

i believe this is true because mass only affects the rate of acceleration and not the force applied in any way so the point at which maximum velocity is achieved (where the force applied and the opposite force from drag are equal) will be the same

am i right and how can i prove this mathematically, the only way i can think is simply that as when Fe=Fd (Fe = force from engine, Fd = force from drag) the object is at maximum velocity. Fe is a constant as the engines always output the same force regardless of the ships mass, and Fd is based on the area exposed to the substance causing the drag and has nothing to do with mass.

am i correct?

did i put the question it correctly (not posted here for a year)?

does anyone even care? :D

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# Mass and its relation to top speed in space/water

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