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# The terminal velocity of a person falling in air depends

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Problem 20PE

Problem 20PE

The terminal velocity of a person falling in air depends upon the weight and the area of the person facing the fluid. Find the terminal velocity (in meters per second and kilometers per hour) of an 80.0-kg skydiver falling in a pike (headfirst) position with a surface area of 0.140 m2

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Step 1 of 4:-

The terminal velocity is achieved when the drag force will be equal to the gravitational force.

So, that no acceleration will be there and the object falls with uniform velocity.

It can be written as,

--------------------------(1)

Where  is the mass of the object,

is the acceleration due to gravity.

is the density of air,

is the area of projected object,

is the drag coefficient.

Step 2 of 4

Step 3 of 4

##### ISBN: 9781938168000

This full solution covers the following key subjects: area, velocity, terminal, Person, falling. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 34 chapters, and 3125 solutions. College Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781938168000. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: College Physics , edition: 1. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 20PE from chapter: 5 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 07/07/17, 04:39PM. The answer to “The terminal velocity of a person falling in air depends upon the weight and the area of the person facing the fluid. Find the terminal velocity (in meters per second and kilometers per hour) of an 80.0-kg skydiver falling in a pike (headfirst) position with a surface area of 0.140 m2” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 51 words. Since the solution to 20PE from 5 chapter was answered, more than 2168 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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