Homework 11 Solution

Homework 11 Solution

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Unformatted text preview: 1000 lb weight is only about 4.4 × 103 N. In other words, even with a 5 cm sealing surface, there is no way you’re going to open that door at altitude while the cabin is pressurized. 2. Viscosity of most fluids can be represented by an extra “drag” force on a body moving in a liquid. For a body of spherical shape, the drag force is reasonably well approximated by Fdrag = 6πηRv, where v is the velocity of the body and η is a parameter of the fluid. The presence of viscosity leads to a “terminal velocity” of a body falling in a fluid (e.g., a person falling in air). Consider a sphere of radius R and density ρs falling through a fluid of density ρ and viscosity parameter η. Find an expression for the terminal velocity of the sphere. Solution: Terminal velocity is when the the object in question reaches a constant maximum velocity, which must be when the net force on the object is zero. Physically, the object’s speed has become so high, and the corresponding drag force s...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course PH 105 taught by Professor Stanjones during the Fall '08 term at Alabama.

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