Air Resistance

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Air resistance is a force that affects an object that moves through the air.

formula

\(F_a = -kv^2 \)

Where:

\(F_a\) = force of air resistance or drag

\(k\) = constant depends upon the shape of the object being dropped and the density of the atmosphere

\(v\) = velocity of the moving object