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Homework Help: Stokes law

  1. Mar 12, 2006 #1
    How is stokes law related to parachutes?
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2006 #2

    ranger

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    Stokes law provides a solution to how fast a sphere will drop in a viscous fluid. A parachute would be considered a sphere and the air through which it's passing a viscous fluid

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokes_law
     
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