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Terminal Velocity - Bottle In Tube

Purpose

An easily observable terminal velocity experiment.

Equipment

Bottle with string, tube.

Images

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Description

The bottle falls through the tube; close fit creates air friction, leading to a low terminal velocity. Adding water to the bottle increases the terminal velocity. Retrieve bottle quickly with string for repeated drops.

C. Kinematics and Dynanmics

C. Kinematics and Dynanmics

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