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Why is a skydiver not really in free fall?

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because of air resistance because of air resistance/ pressure

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The friction is the wind resistance the skydiver experiences during the free fall. If the body is held horizontal to the ground, arms and legs held out like a cross, the wind resistance increases and the body is slightly slower than if the skydiver turns vertical to the earth, as though diving off a diving board into a swimming pool. There is a terminal velocity of approximately 60 m/s for a typical skydiver in free fall.


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