Q. 35

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Book edition
4th

Author(s)
Randall D. Knight

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780133942651

A skydiver can be modeled as a rectangular “box” with dimensions What is his terminal speed if he falls feet first? Use for the drag coefficient.

The terminal speed if he falls feet first is

The formula for terminal velocity is given by:

here,

mass of the body

gravitational acceleration

density of air

= Projected area

c = Drag Constant

The density of air is

Projected area :

Putting the values we get,

Therefore, the terminal velocity is

The terminal speed if he falls feet first is

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