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Unformatted text preview: we learn to compute numerical solutions to Newton’s equation of motion that include the eﬀect of air resistance. Many realworld engineering and science calculations are set up this way. For a moving spherical object, such as a baseball, the forces acting on the object are gravity and a drag force due to air resistance. The drag force has two main characteristics; it opposes the direction of motion and it increases in magnitude with increasing velocity. We shall assume the drag force is proportional to the velocity squared. 79...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PHY 2048l taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.
 Fall '08
 Staff
 Physics, Force

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