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alexray19Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, it is a force. But its magnitude, direction, behavior, etc is a function of several other variables related to the nature of the object experiencing the resistance (e.g. its shape, velocity, its environment, the properties of the air, etc).
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vf321Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What do you mean? Acceleration has no influence on drag force, so \(\frac{dF_{drag}}{da}=0\) , but it has an influence on the acceleration since it's a force.
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vf321Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
***Instantaneous acc has no influence on drag
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alexray19Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Assuming ceteris paribus, as an object travels at a constant velocity in a straight line through nonturbulent air, it experiences a constant acceleration backwards caused by the air.
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jk_16Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the grap of a vt system under the influence of air resistance..is not a constant v(t)
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alexray19Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That is, in order to maintain constant velocity, the object must constantly be accelerating forward with a force equal but opposite to the force caused by the air resistance. It's like driving your car at high speeds; you have to constantly give it some gas to maintain your velocity, which is goes against Newton's law that an object in motion remains in motion. The resistance caused by air (and internal friction) accounts for this need to constantly accelerate the car.
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vf321Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If an object is ONLY encountering drag, \[F = \frac{1}{2}cAv^2\]\[m a = \frac{1}{2}cAv^2\]\[k=.5cA/m; \frac{d v}{dt}=kv^2\]
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jk_16Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@vf321 where did you get the initial F=1/2 cAv^2 from
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vf321Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's the formula for drag, if I remember correctly.
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jk_16Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
F=12cAv2 ma=12cAv2 k=.5cA/m;dvdt=kv2
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