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the constant speed resulting when the sum of the forces reaches zero, usually because one of the forces is velocity dependent (see figure 10.23)
n, the equilibrium speed between the force of gravity and wind resistance for an object in freefall - i.e. the speed at which a jumper falls. Usually about 120 mph; freaks usually fall faster, and speeds over 200 mph can be achieved in verticle dives.
The rate of descent at which a given body position will descend no faster. A belly-to-earth posture has a terminal velocity of about 120 MPH (180 km/h). A feet-first or headfirst posture has a fall rate of about 180 MPH, (290 km/h).
Maximum speed, when getting another skate doesn't speed you up any more. There is a disease that gives you this.
the constant maximum velocity reached by a body falling through the atmosphere under the attraction of gravity
a maximum speed (velocity) reached by a falling object due to air drag.
the speed at which the drag forces upwards on the skydiver are equal to the pull of gravity downwards, so that the vertical speed remains constant. Terminal velocity is around 120 mph when in the usual belly down position, although this will vary with weight and body shape. A skydiver's terminal velocity can be altered by changing body position, reaching speeds of up to 180 mph when freeflying.
The velocity at which an object cannot accelerate further, due to air resistance, friction, or other counter forces.
The terminal velocity is the velocity a falling object reaches when the force of gravity acting on it is exactly balanced by the drag force. Friction
The speed of the projectile upon impact with the target.
Steady velocity achieved by a falling particle when gravitational forces are balanced by viscous forces. See Stokes' Law.
The maximum speed of an object, reached when the forces moving the object are balanced by its frictional forces. Forces and motion
The speed at which drag matches the pull of gravity, resulting in a constant fall rate. Typical terminal velocity for formation skydiving is in the 120 to 135 mile per hour range, but speeds as high as 300 miles per hour have been reached.
the maximum speed at which your terminal will fall when tonked from the roof of a very tall building..