• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Terminal Velocity with Bob da Parachutist.

Extracts from this document...


Christine Leung-Cheun 10B

Terminal Velocity with Bob da Parachutist

Bob without a parachute:


You can tell that when Bob starts, he falls quite fast down. Then eventually when the force matches his weight, he

...read more.


Here, the parachute has slowed down the pace of Bob’s fall quite a lot. He starts really quickly for about 1 second, then slows down immediately from the effect of the parachute. His velocity also becomes constant as soon as the force is the same amount as him his weight.

Bob with a medium parachute:image04.png


...read more.


In all of these graphs, Bob always has a constant velocity as soon as the force reaches the same amount as his weight. I have also noticed, that the more surface area he takes up with either a different position or with a parachute, the velocity is very, very low. This is because the parachute balances out the air resistance.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Forces and Motion section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Forces and Motion essays

  1. Discover the effect that height and weight have on terminal velocity.

    I expect this to be the same in my SC1, as I believe all falling objects are affected by the same fundamental factors. Prediction: I predict that the weight of the cake cases will affect terminal velocity. I think that the more cases stacked on one another, the faster terminal velocity will be.

  2. Find out how a variable affects the terminal velocity of a parachute.

    Cut 4, 30cm strings 4. Put one string through each hole in the square and tie a knot so that the string will not come off the plastic sheet. 5. Take plasticine and use a weighing scale and weigh out 5g, 6g, 7g, and 8g of plasticine, correct to 1mg.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work