Parachute Motion


parachute motion

  • First seconds, the parachutist is falling faster (accelerating).
  • As velocity increases, the air resistance will increase, (up-forces= weight) which leads to reaching a constant velocity called “terminal velocity”.
  • When he opens the parachute, the air resistance increases so he slows down gradually (decelerating)
  • But decreasing velocity leads to decrease the air resistance.
  • When he slows down the forces become balanced again, leads to constant velocity again “terminal velocity”
  • When he touches the ground his velocity reach zero in no time.
  • His weight downwards equals the push of ground to him upwards.


 How to draw or describe this graph….?

parachute graph

Felix Baumgartner [14-10-2012] free jump 120000 feet live



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  1. 香里奈 ウェディングドレス

  2. thankz !! it helped for my school project

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