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Posted by on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:38pm.

A man is descending in a parachute of total mass 125 kg with a constant velocity. What is the air resistance the parachutist experiences in N?

  • Physics -parachute - , Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:48pm

    acceleration = 0
    therefore net force is zero
    therefore weight down = drag up
    therefore drag = m g = 125 * 9.81

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