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_{2}) of any object based on things such as its specific heat capacity, re-entry speed, etc.

Work: W = Fy

Force by Air: F

_{D}= 1/2pv

^{2}C

_{D}A

Energy-temperature relationship: Q = mc(t

_{2}- t

_{1})

Setting things equal & solving for t

_{2}gives:

**t**

_{2}= (1/2pv^{2}C_{D}Ay+mct_{1}) / mc(I'm sorry I could not get latex to format all of the formulas correctly so I formatted none of them...)

So, how accurate is this equation in describing temperature gain through freefall back down to earth?