Terminal Velocity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Terminal Velocity

Terminal velocity ( \(v_t\) ) is when an object is falling under the influence of gravity but with no other influences.

Terminal Velocity formula

\(v_t =   \sqrt {  \frac {2mg} {C_d \rho A}  } \)

Where:

\(v_t\) = terminal velocity (maximum falling speed)

\(m\) = mass

\(g\) = gravitational acceleration

\(C_d\) = drag coefficient

\(\rho\) = fluid density

\(A\) = area of the object

 

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