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If it were not for air resistance, why would it be

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 37E

If it were not for air resistance, why would it be dangerous to go outdoors on rainy days?

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Solution 37E If there is no air resistance the rain drops will freely from the cloud. Now because of the acceleration, the velocity of the raindrop will keep increasing. And near the ground, the velocity of the raindrop will be very high. So, even though, the mass of the raindrop is small, the momentum will be very high for the raindrop. So if that raindrop hit us, it can cause a huge damage. Now, the air resistance increases with velocity. So when the raindrop is falling from the cloud, its velocity increases, but the force due to air resistance will also increase. Now at a particular velocity, the force due to air resistance and the gravitational force will be same. Hence the acceleration will be zero. So the velocity will not increase further. Hence the momentum also remains in a safe limit and we can easily go out on a rainy day.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

The answer to “If it were not for air resistance, why would it be dangerous to go outdoors on rainy days?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 18 words. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 37E from chapter: 3 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 04/03/17, 08:01AM. Conceptual Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321909107. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Conceptual Physics, edition: 12. This full solution covers the following key subjects: air, dangerous, days, outdoors, rainy. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 45 chapters, and 4650 solutions. Since the solution to 37E from 3 chapter was answered, more than 362 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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