Terminal velocity

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  • the study of aerodynamics and gravity Essay

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    My topic for the science fair is “ Which falling objects fall the fastest? “. Many factors affect the speed of aerodynamics such as the different forces on the object. The aerodynamics of the object and the physics surrounding the object. Great scientists have studied falling objects such as Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton. I will discuss their lives, experiments and scientific findings. Aerodynamics is the study of force on an object. It has been called the science of flight. Aerodynamics

  • Investigating Terminal Velocity Essay example

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    Investigating Terminal Velocity Introduction When an object falls through a fluid it accelerates until it reaches its terminal velocity. At this speed the forces acting on it are balanced. My task is to investigate the factors that affect the terminal velocity of a falling object. Key Factors · Mass of ball bearing · Viscosity/density of the fluid · Surface area of ball bearing · Texture of the balls surface · Temperature I am going to investigate how mass affects the terminal velocity

  • Investigating a Factor that Affects the Rate of Decent of a Parachute

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    Investigating a Factor that Affects the Rate of Decent of a Parachute Aim- To investigate one factor that affects the rate of decent of a parachute. Plan There are many factors that affect the rate of decent of a parachute, some of these are: The weight of the object on the end of a parachute, the weight of the parachute, the length of the strings on the end of the parachute, the surface area of the parachute, and the shape of the parachute. As we were only

  • NASA Budget Analysis

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    Using the NASA budget provided and my job of using the best materials and keeping the expenses low for a design for a lander, I finally came down to a design. My design choices include a parachute of 100 m. This includes having a surface area large enough that it can produce air friction. A safety cage of a cubic capsule in where the egg has four surfaced sides in which it can land on. Also , includes a crumple zone that has rigid lander legs .This will give a medium rigidity where it can withstand

  • Essay on Physics coursework - marked A* (60/64marks)

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    up thrust. When an object starts to fall, gravity over powers air resistance, however, as an object starts to reach terminal velocity (its maximum speed) the opposite forces start to even out until they are equal. Some people believe that if the forces are balanced then the object has stopped moving, meanwhile they could also just be moving at a constant speed (its terminal velocity). All free-falling objects accelerate at the same speed no matter what their mass is (9.8m/s²). There are two calculations

  • How To Describe A Roller Coaster

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    In a park near you very soon a roller coaster will be drawing near...furthermore, not only is there a roller coaster that has never been seen before but also the most magnificent coaster that you've seen. The Looper...The Looper is one of the fastest roller coasters in all of Hershey Park. It speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. When you are riding The Looper you will feel countless different feelings. As a matter of fact, you will feel not only ecstatic and delighted but also thrill and suspense

  • Hershey Park Persuasive Speech

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    This brand new ride is a one of a kind creation from its height to the loops and corkscrews. This amazing ride is a brand new ride opening soon in Hershey Park in 2016. Hershey’s designers spent no time or little energy in creating a masterpiece in itself. This roller coaster was brainstormed when Hershey decided to bring Great Bear, The Super Dooper Looper, and Sky rush together in one amazing ride. If you thought you liked the Storm Runner, Sky rush, and The Super Dooper Looper you will enjoy

  • Development Of Mechanics: The Contribution Of Merton College.

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    “quicker” and “slower” velocities. Aristotle states three distinct properties of quicker and slower velocities, the “quicker” traverses more space than the “slower”, the “quicker” can traverse more space in less time, and the “quicker” can traverse the same space as the “slower” in less time. (Clagett 178) While these three seem rather redundant to us now when viewing velocities in terms of a formula V = S/T Aristotle had no such inclinations to attempt to define velocity as a ratio of two dislike

  • Sedimentation: Tangent and Concentration

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    SEDIMENTATION ABSTRACT Sedimentation is the process of separating a liquid mixture of suspended particles into clear supernatant liquid and denser slurry having a higher concentration of solids. This is usually accomplished by allowing the particles to settle through the force of gravity, mechanically using centrifugal force, or electrostatically using an electric current. Continuous sedimentation tanks are usually used in wastewater treatment facilities to separate suspended particles from wastewater

  • Rollercoaster

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    There are hordes of roller coasters getting designed and made all over the world, but this one is different from a lot of them. Underwater is a theme that a lot of people enjoy gawking at. My roller coaster is an underwater coaster. The technology involved in making all of the designs was made by the best in the business. It hits spins, sharp turns, loops and enormous drops. It is 254 feet in the air and has a top speed of 53 miles per hour. It is 5,345 feet long (1629 meters) and takes 68 seconds