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# free fall air resitance - Physics of Mechanics PH-110 Free...

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Physics of Mechanics PH-110 Free Fall With Air Resistance

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Free Fall With Air Resistance Introduction: The objective of this experiment is to investigate the motion of an object in free fall when the drag force due to air resistance is to large to be ignored. We will try to determine the mathematical relationship between the drag force and the velocity of the object. In this experiment, we will be using an object for which the effects of air resistance cannot be ignored, unlike the Behr apparatus. This is because the object, a paper cone is very lightweight and because it presents a relatively large surface area to the air that it is moving through. As we might expect, this object will experience a drag force, which is dependant on its velocity. This force will oppose the motion of the cone, causing it to have an acceleration that is less than g, as can be seen from Newton’s second law, with the downward direction chosen as positive. As the velocity increases, you will see that the drag force also increases, causing
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## This lab report was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHYSICS PH-110 taught by Professor Gurria during the Spring '06 term at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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