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FORCE, MASS, AND ACCELERATION.
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A sky diver weighing 500N free falls through the air at a steady speed of 50m/s.

a) draw a diagram of the forces acting on her.
(how do we draw a diagram of this? )

b) what is the air resistance acting on her, in Newtons? Explain your answer.
c) what is her mass?

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  1. If there is constant velocity, there must be no net force. But the diver weighs 500N, so air resistance must be...

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