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# Question: why the time to reach the highest point from the ground is shorter than the time

## from the highest point to the

ground?

Answer:While on the rise, the drag force works in the same direction as gravity, thus the resulting deceleration of the
object is greater than the ideal 10m/s/2. Thus, the velocity diminishes faster and reaches zero faster than it would
without friction. While falling the drag acts opposite gravity, thus the downward acceleration is less than the ideal
10m/s/s. Hence, the fall takes longer than it would without friction.
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Lee Kian Keong In situations in which there is air resistance, more massive objects fall faster than less massive
objects. But why? To answer the why question, it is necessary to consider the free-body diagrams for objects of different
mass. Consider the falling motion of two skydivers: one with a mass of 100 kg (skydiver plus parachute) and the other
with a mass of 150 kg (skydiver plus parachute). The free-body diagrams are shown below for the instant in time in
which they have reached terminal velocity.

As learned above, the amount of air resistance depends upon the speed of the object. A falling object will continue to
accelerate to higher speeds until they encounter an amount of air resistance that is equal to their weight. Since the 150-
kg skydiver weighs more (experiences a greater force of gravity), it will accelerate to higher speeds before reaching a
terminal velocity. Thus, more massive objects fall faster than less massive objects because they are acted upon by a
larger force of gravity; for this reason, they accelerate to higher speeds until the air resistance force equals the gravity
force.

V = sqrt ( (2 * W) / (Cd * r * A)
The terminal velocity equation tells us that an object with a large cross-sectional area or a high
drag coefficient falls slower than an object with a small area or low drag coefficient. A large flat
plate falls slower than a small ball with the same weight.
why after the critical value, the more massive object will need a longer time to reach the ground? XD
the more massive object reaches higher point. therefore the object needs to take longer time to reach the ground.
Sir can i say that for alpha(0.02 to 1), decrease in terminal velocity is smaller than decrease in height
while (1 to 2), decrease in terminal velocity is bigger than decrease in height ?
And for mass(0.05 to 0.1), increase in terminal velocity is bigger than increase in height while (o.1 to 0.5)
increase in terminal velocity is smaller than increase in height ?
Terminal velocity where the downward force of gravity (Fg) equals the air resistance/force of drag (Fd) and buoyancy,
velocity becomes asymptotic to a constant value with net acceleration = 0
It takes a greater force to give the same acceleration to a more massive object than a less massive one.