Table of Contents

- 1 Does terminal velocity depend on weight?
- 2 How does size and mass affect terminal velocity?
- 3 Does terminal velocity change?
- 4 Does terminal velocity vary?
- 5 Does velocity increase or decrease when mass increases?
- 6 Why does height not affect terminal velocity?
- 7 Can the terminal velocity be different for two objects of different mass?
- 8 How do you find terminal velocity in physics?
- 9 How does density affect terminal velocity of an object?

## Does terminal velocity depend on weight?

The weight of the object does affect the air drag force on the object and, therefore, its terminal velocity. However, it is not the most important factor.

## How does size and mass affect terminal velocity?

An object with a large projected area relative to its mass, such as a parachute, has a lower terminal velocity than one with a small projected area relative to its mass, such as a dart. In general, for the same shape and material, the terminal velocity of an object increases with size.

**Does velocity change with mass?**

Mass does not affect the speed of falling objects, assuming there is only gravity acting on it. Both bullets will strike the ground at the same time.

### Does terminal velocity change?

The maximum speed is called terminal velocity. The terminal velocity speed changes depending on the weight of the object falling, its surface area and what it’s falling through. But they can increase their speed tremendously by orienting their head towards the Earth – diving towards the ground.

### Does terminal velocity vary?

We see from this relation that the terminal velocity of an object is proportional to the object’s mass! The more massive an object, the faster it falls through a fluid. The terminal velocity of a sphere of given material (fixed ρ) varies directly with the square of the radius.

**Does velocity decrease with mass?**

Inertia is the property of mass that resists change. Therefore, it is safe to say that as the mass of an object increases so does its inertia. Mass and velocity are both directly proportional to the momentum. If you increase either mass or velocity, the momentum of the object increases proportionally.

## Does velocity increase or decrease when mass increases?

The velocity would decrease because mass and velocity are inversely related. The equation for Kinetic Energy is: KE = 1/2 mv2. Kinetic energy has a direct relationship with mass, meaning that as mass increases so does the Kinetic Energy of an object. The same is true of velocity.

## Why does height not affect terminal velocity?

ρ is the density of the fluid through which the object is falling (kg/m3), A is the projected area of the object (m2), Since, there is no parameter of height in the formulation of terminal velocity, terminal velocity is independent of height.

**Does mass Affect time terminal velocity?**

So mass affects the magnitude of terminal velocity. Since acceleration due to gravity is the same for all objects regardless of mass, it will take longer for a more massive object to reach terminal velocity.

### Can the terminal velocity be different for two objects of different mass?

If all other conditions are the same, then yes the terminal velocity will be different for two objects of different mass. Terminal velocity is achieved when the drag force and the gravitational forces both cancel each other out (they are equal, but opposite).

### How do you find terminal velocity in physics?

The constant vertical velocity is called the terminal velocity . Using algebra, we can determine the value of the terminal velocity. At terminal velocity: D = W. Cd * r * V ^2 * A / 2 = W. Solving for the vertical velocity V, we obtain the equation.

**Do you need a bigger force to reach terminal velocity?**

Yes, you need a bigger upwards resistive force to get terminal velocity if the falling mass is greater. The key is that this resistive force depends on the speed you are falling (greater speed = greater force) so a bigger mass needs a bigger speed to get the bigger force to reach terminal velocity. Rep:?

## How does density affect terminal velocity of an object?

Terminal velocity is a function of air friction, which in turn is a function of area rather than mass, so increasing the density of your 1 kg mass to give it a higher mass/area ratio will result in it having higher terminal velocity.