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# Terminal Velocity with Bob da Parachutist.

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Introduction

## 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

Middle

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:

Conclusion

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.

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