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# What is the speed of terminal velocity?

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## Report Abuse   Terminal velocity is the speed at which air friction produces enough drag to balance the effect of gravity and cease acceleeration keeping the subject at a constant speed downward. For an unaided person, it is almost certain death since t. However with a parachute we are slowed to speeds at which we will easily survive. What is terminal velocity? Terminal velocity is the constant maximum velocity reached by abody falling through the atmosphere under the attraction ofgravity.

An object is moving at its terminal velocity if its speedis constant due to the restraining force exerted by the air, water,or other fluid through which it is moving. What is the terminal velocity for water?

That's innanswerable, take for instance rain, which comes in many different sizes, it's terminal velocity is reached when the force of friction becomes equal to the force gravity is applying on it. But as water groups together in different sizes and therefore when falling has different levels of friction it falls at different speeds and so the terminal velocity of water depends on the amount of water.

Is constant velocity and terminal velocity the same? Yes, but only in free-fall. If I'm driving at 60 mph, I have a constant velocity, but it's not my "terminal velocity" in the sense that there is no limit to my acceleration caused by air friction. Explain the term ''terminal velocity''? When an object falls through the air it accelerates towards the ground. The faster it goes, the more air resistance there is. Eventually the resistance of the air balances the weight of the body.

At this point the body ceases to accelerate; it is said to have reached terminal velocity. How can you increase your terminal velocity? By decreasing your friction. Making the falling body more streamlined such that the "bow wave" is decreased, and the partial vacuum behind the falling body drag is efficiently filled, as well as reducing the interaction between the surface interface between the falling body and the air moving past it.

Each of these will increase the terminal velocity. However, one eventually reaches a maximum which cannot be exceeded. What is meant by the term terminal velocity? Terminal velocity is the maximum speed an object will reach before air resistance pushing up on it and gravity pulling down on it equalize, thus making it's acceleration null.

What is the terminal velocity of a plane? There is no such thing as the terminal velocity of a plane unless you consider the speed of light to be which requires unlimited energy to reach.. Terminal velocity refers to objects falling to earth under the force of gravity and have wind resistance drag. Wind resistance is an equation based on the velocity of an object which means that at one point acceleration due to gravity and the drag force have equal forces which means the object remains at a constant velocity terminal velocity..

Planes have more then just gravity and wind resistance on them which means the more powerful the force that is created by the planes engine the faster the plane can go. How Can A Skydiver Increase his or her terminal velocity? The less air resistance the faster he can go. By pointing his face or feet down and holding his arms close to his body he minimizes air resistance and falls faster.

By positioning his body parallel to the ground and spreading out his limbs he maximizes air resistance and will fall slower. The type of clothing worn also has an effect.

A loose fitting fabric jumpsuit will tend to reduce terminal velocity and a tight fitting nylon jumpsuit will increase it. Some jumpers wear lead weight to adjust their fallrate.

This is usually so slim light jumpers can match their fallrate with heavier jumpers. What is the terminal velocity of a swallow? In fluid dynamics an object is moving at its terminal velocity if its speed is constant due to the restraining force exerted by the air, water or other fluid through which it is moving.

A free-falling object achieves its terminal velocity when the downward force of gravity F g equals the upward force of drag F d. This causes the net force on the object to be zero, resulting in an acceleration of zero. At a particular speed, the drag force produced will equal the object's weight m g. At this point the object ceases to accelerate altogether and continues falling at a constant speed called terminal velocity also called settling velocity. Terminal velocity varies directly with the ratio of weight to drag.

More drag means a lower terminal velocity, while increased weight means a higher terminal velocity. An object moving downward with greater than terminal velocity for example because it was affected by a downward force or it fell from a thinner part of the atmosphere or it changed shape will slow until it reaches terminal velocity. The swallows and martins have an evolutionary conservative body shape which is similar across the family but is unlike that of other passerines.

The bill of the Sand Martin is typical for the family, being short and wide.. Like the unrelated swifts and nightjars, which hunt in a similar way, they have short bills, but strong jaws and a wide gape.

Their body length ranges from about cm 3. The wings are long, pointed, and have nine primary feathers. The tail has 12 feathers and may be deeply forked, somewhat indented, or square-ended.

A long tail increases maneuverability, and may also function as a sexual adornment, since the tail is frequently longer in males. Female Barn Swallows will select mates on the basis of tail length. What is the terminal velocity of a baseball dropped from an airplane? Using a vertical wind tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics it was determined to be.

When is the terminal velocity of an object? TV for a human that jumps out of an airplane is roughly mph.. Earth's gravitational pull is You have to factor in the drag resistance of air also. What is terminal velocity or speed?

How does terminal velocity affect acceleration? The terminal velocity of an object moving through a fluid under the force of gravity let's assume the fluid is air for sake of discussion occurs at the speed where the drag force of the air on the object becomes equal to the weight of the object.

At this point the object has stopped accelerating and is in uniform motion constant speed. For example, a skydiver jumping out of a plane will accelerate towards the Earth. At first the skydiver is accelerating at 9. But as he accelerates to higher speed, drag force becomes greater and the rate of acceleration slows. Drag force is proportional to the square of the speed, by the way. Eventually the skydiver will reach a speed around mph depending on the orientation of the skydiver's body where the drag force is equal to his weight.

That will be his terminal velocity. What is terminal velocity and how to control it and why it occurs? Terminal velocity is when air resistance balances out with gravity. For humans it's usually around ft of falling, gravity accelerates the person towards the ground at about 9. When the ball is first released, it is barely moving and feels almost no drag figure 1a.

After the ball has fallen a bit and acquired some speed there is some drag opposite the motion figure 1b. Eventually, the ball is moving so rapidly the drag force becomes equal in size to the weight figure 1c. The drag force not only grows as the speed increases, it depends upon the mass and shape of the moving object in very subtle ways.

If you want to learn more about the details of the drag you might start at Wikipedia. If you are more mathematically inclined you could examine this paper. In any case, I worked out the curves for the speed versus the distance fallen for raindrops and a baseball as shown in figure 2. A small droplet in a drizzle purple reaches its terminal speed of 8 mph after falling just a couple of feet.

A larger drop from a downpour green has around twice the terminal speed, 17 mph, after falling roughly 30 feet. After falling 40 feet a baseball blue is falling at almost the same speed as it would if there were no drag red on it at all. The larger drop is mostly in the intermediate condition of figure 1b where it can still speed up a bit because the drag has not gotten as large as the weight. The baseball is in the state of figure 1a where the gravitational force is much larger than the drag.

So, the baseball must fall farther to reach its terminal velocity. Figure 3 shows the fall of a baseball over a 1,foot distance. However, by the time the ball has fallen feet drag is clearly slowing it down.

Back to Gabby Street. The Washington Monument is feet tall. Of course the windows are a bit below. Looking at figure 3, it appears that the ball was traveling about 89 mph when it reached the ground.

So, in terms of speed, this was most likely slower than the typical Johnson fastball Gabby had been catching all season. The invention of airships added additional opportunities to catch baseballs dropped from great heights.

In even the mighty Babe Ruth caught a ball dropped from a plane which, according to The New York Times , was at a reported altitude of feet. According to figure 3, the ball was moving at only about 75 mph. What is not up to speculation is the physics of figure 3. After an foot drop the ball would be going about The first ended when the wind came up, but the second effort was successful. Our graphs tell us that after falling 40 feet the ball will be moving 33 mph. Related Questions Baseball people in this Section?

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When a baseball falls through air, it’s inertia is opposed by air friction. The ball will achieve a terminal velocity when the mass of the ball matches the air friction forces which oppose it.3/5(1).

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The terminal velocity of a baseball at sea-level is 33 m/s or approximately 74 miles per hour.

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Calculate the terminal velocity for a baseball. A baseball's diameter is approximately d = m, and its mass is m = kg. Express your answer in meters per second and miles per hour. So, the baseball must fall farther to reach its terminal velocity. Figure 3 shows the fall of a baseball over a 1,foot distance. Consistent with figure 2, the ball’s speed is .

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Terminal velocity is the constant speed that a freely falling object eventually reaches when the resistance of the medium through which it is falling prevents further acceleration. A baseball is not free falling, nor does it accelerate as an object does falling and influenced by gravity. physicss please help Calculate the terminal velocity for a baseball. A baseball's diameter is approximately d = m, and its mass is m = kg.