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written by Michael C. Wittmann and Bradley S. Ambrose
supported by the National Science Foundation
This set of tutorial materials covers the topic of velocity dependent forces. Students examine qualitatively and quantitatively the motion of objects being acted upon by a velocity dependent force, exemplified by the motion of objects experiencing air resistance. Students analyze and solve the equations of motion to develop an understanding of the physical parameters in the problem. This material includes a tutorial, pretest, homework, test questions, and instructor notes.

This is part of a large collection of tutorial materials in intermediate classical mechanics.
1 primary supplement is available
5 supplemental documents are available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Viscosity
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder:
Bradley Ambrose and Michael Wittmann
NSF Numbers:
air resistance, drag, friction, terminal speed
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 8, 2009 by Bryce Callies
Record Updated:
June 23, 2015 by Bruce Mason
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January 1, 2013
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, (2005), WWW Document, (http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-VelDepForces.html).
M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Velocity-Dependent Forces, (2005), <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-VelDepForces.html>.
APA Format
Wittmann, M., & Ambrose, B. (2013, January 1). Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Velocity-Dependent Forces. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-VelDepForces.html
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Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Velocity-Dependent Forces. January 1, 2013. http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-VelDepForces.html (accessed 26 June 2022).
MLA Format
Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Velocity-Dependent Forces. 2005. 1 Jan. 2013. National Science Foundation. 26 June 2022 <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-VelDepForces.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Wittmann and Bradley S. Ambrose", Title = {Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Velocity-Dependent Forces}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {26 June 2022}, Month = {January 1, 2013}, Year = {2005} }
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