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Air Drag

A large sail causes drag, slowing the moving cart. Three different size sails are used to study the relation between the drag force and the area of the sail. The effect of cart speed is also investigated, including the concept of terminal velocity.

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Source: Lab #26

Comprehensive 850 Physics System

Air Drag