Terminal Velocity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

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

formula

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

Where:

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

$$g$$ = gravitational acceleration

$$\rho$$ = fluid density

$$A$$ = area of the object

$$C_d$$ = drag coefficient