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Q: What is the constant velocity at which a falling object is balanced by the force of gravity and the force of air resistance?
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Is terminal velocity the constant velocity of a falling object when the force of air resistance equals the force of gravity?

Terminal velocity is the velocity of a falling object once it has become constant, so they are the same thing.


What would you call it when air resistance the force of gravity and a falling object stops accelerating?

When a falling object stops accelerating but is falling at a constant velocity, it is called terminal velocity.


How will the upward force of air resistance compare to the downwward pull of gravity?

If the object falling is falling at a constant velocity, i.e. terminal velocity, then the upward force of air resistance will be equal to the downward pull of gravity. If not, then the force of air resistance will be less than the pull of gravity, and the object will be accelerating with a force equal to the difference, until terminal velocity is reached


What kind of forces on a falling object are balanced and the object falls with constant speed?

The forces are balanced because they are falling at a constant speed. According to Newtons first law of motion an object will keep moving unless an unbalanced or net force acts upon it. If we may step in here for the novel purpose of answering the question . . . The balanced forces on an object that is falling with constant speed are typically the force of gravity (the object's 'weight') and the equal and opposite force of air resistance.


What is termal velocity?

Perhaps you mean terminal velocity. This is the maximum velocity reached by an object falling to the ground when the acceleration due to gravity is matched by the drag resistance of the air through which it is falling.

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What happens to the velocity when air resistance balances the weight of an object that is falling?

newton's first law states: an object will remain at rest or at a constant velocity unless the forces on it become unbalanced. As the forces on the object are now balanced it falls at a constant velocity. For falling objects this is called the terminal velocity


Is the highest velocity that will be reached by a falling object maximum velocity?

Terminal velocity is the velocity at which a falling body reaches constant velocity due to air resistance.


Is terminal velocity the constant velocity of a falling object when the force of air resistance equals the force of gravity?

Terminal velocity is the velocity of a falling object once it has become constant, so they are the same thing.


What if a falling object reaches this when forces of gravity and air resistance are balanced?

terminal velocity


Can a object falling from a height be in equilibrium in mid air?

Yes. An object is in equilibrium if the velocity is constant. A constant velocity can occur if the forces balance on the object. Consider that the gravitational force is balanced by the "air resistance force", then there is no net force and thus no acceleration. Then the velocity at which this occurs will be a constant and thus the body will be in equilibrium.


When air resistance balances the weight of an object that is falling the velocity remains blank?

Constant


What would you call it when air resistance the force of gravity and a falling object stops accelerating?

When a falling object stops accelerating but is falling at a constant velocity, it is called terminal velocity.


The constant velocity of a falling object when the force of air resistance equals the force of gravity?

What you are describing is called the "terminal velocity".


The point at which air resistance and gravity are balanced so that a falling object no longer accelerates?

"Terminal" velocity.


How do you find terminal velocity in maths?

Terminal velocity is the velocity at which the force of gravity is balanced by the force of air resistance. The (falling) object does not go any faster than terminal velocity.


An object is falling at its what if it falls at a constant velocity?

terminal velocity


What is the greates velocity a falling object can reach called?

The fastest velocity a falling object can reach is called its terminal velocity. This happens when the force of air resistance is equal to the downwards force of weight (gravity), so the object is in equilibrium, and thus reaches a constant velocity.

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