Air Resistance: Definition, Formula & Examples


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Which of the following is true about terminal velocity?

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1. When you place your hand out of the window while driving on the highway, air resistance is caused by which of the following?

2. Air resistance is NOT dependent upon which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of how to calculate air resistance. Study points you will need to know include terminal velocity and the causes of air resistance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use the tools to:

  • Determine the characteristics of air resistance
  • Explain 'net force'
  • Define 'drag force'

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on calculating air resistance
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of terminal velocity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding air resistance

Additional Learning

You should also review the lesson called Air Resistance: Definition, Formula & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define air resistance
  • Understand air resistance in mathematics
  • Explain terminal velocity
  • Apply gravity in the context of air resistance