Asked Jan 4, 2020

Describe an experiment to determine the terminal velocity.


Expert Answer

Step 1

When an object falls through a fluid, the maximum velocity attain by it is known as its terminal velocity.

Step 2

Consider a ball falling downward and experience a resistive force applied by the air.

Acceleration of the ball can be given as

Physics homework question answer, step 2, image 1
Step 3

If drag force is equal...

Physics homework question answer, step 3, image 1

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in

Related Physics Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A

Q: Mention four properties of thermal radiation?

A: If a body emits thermal radiation, at any temperature, it consists of wide range of frequencies. To ...


Q: Mercury does not wet glass. Why?

A: The cohesive force between mercury molecules is very much greater than that of the adhesive force be...


Q: What is meant by dynamical theory of heat?

A: According to dynamic theory of heat everybody is made of small particles called molecules.This theor...


Q: The slope of ice line in the phase diagram of water is negative . Why?

A: The melting curve or fusion curve of ice/water is very special. It has a negative slope due to the f...


Q: What is meant by temperature radiation?

A: When a matter having temperature greater than absolute zero, certain amount of electromagnetic waves...


Q: What is Stefan's constant?

A: The Stefan-Boltzmann constant, symbolized sigma ( ), is a physical constant involving black body rad...


Q: Derive Van der Waals equation.

A: Vander Waal equation is the modified form of the ideal gas equation. The equation applies to the rea...


Q: What will happen to rise of liquid in a capillary tube if its top end is closed?

A: When the top end of the capillary tube is closed, there will be air trapped inside the tube. Liquid ...


Q: Write down the relation connecting the pressure and temperature of a gas if the volume is kept const...

A: Write the expression for the ideal gas equation, where V is the volume of the gas, T is the temperat...