Mr. Rogers' AP Physics C: Kinematics Problems

Falling with air resistance: Compare the the a vs.t, v vs. t, x vs. t curves with air resistance to those without it.

 

Solution

Define downward as negative. The a vs.t, v vs. t, x vs. t for air resistance and no air resistance are shown below.

    

Figure 1: Dropped object with no air resistance

Figure 2: Dropped object with air resistance

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