air resistance


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air resistance

[′er ri′zis·təns]
(mechanics)
Wind drag giving rise to forces and wear on buildings and other structures.
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A stout 20-mph head wind, for example, adds just 1 percent to the air resistance on that '06 bullet; a tail wind trims it by that much.
n = 2, consider the air resistance force of the shuttlecock as [F.
Kites have aerodynamic flow when their shape is designed to reduce air resistance and wind drag.
If you know the physics of air resistance, you can be a great pitcher.
We study the effects of air resistance on the period and the tautochrone property as compared to theoretical predictions in which air resistance is not taken into account.
This sudden air resistance will force the fletched end of the arrow down, not just to the point of perfectly straight, but past that point.
Figure 4 shows air resistance results for pulps analyzed in this study.
The Airglide is engineered to reduce the aerodynamic drag of the vehicle allowing it to efficiently deflect the air in its path, thereby lowering air resistance, "said Heinz Snizek, company president.
You can throw things at your particle, manipulate the electrostatic forces and air resistance around it, and put it into orbit.
Reaching the end of the board I got another surprise as it is now covered in small holes, apparently to reduce air resistance and enhance the bounce.
Our health club winners will each be appointed a personal trainer and will be able to work out in the club's fullyequipped gymnasium which features a comprehensive range of cardio vascular, air resistance and free weights equipment.