Under what conditions would a metal sphere dropping through a viscous liquid be in equilibrium?

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Under what conditions would a metal sphere dropping through a viscous liquid be in equilibrium?

Balanced Forces:

There are two types of equilibrium i.e. a state of no net change in motion state: one is a static equilibrium where forces are in balance in an object at rest and another is a dynamic equilibrium where an object in motion retains its motion state of constant speed indefinitely.

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There is one scenario where a metallic sphere dropping in a viscous liquid is in equilibrium and here are the conditions:

1. The drag force...

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Balanced Forces: Definition & Examples

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In this lesson, you will learn what is meant in physics by 'balanced forces', including how that applies to Newton's 1st Law, as well as some examples of balanced forces in real life. A short quiz will follow.


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