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Luminosity for a black body

In astronomy, luminosity is the total amount of energy emitted by a star, galaxy, or other astronomical object per unit time. It is related to the ... more

Worksheet 290

Find the terminal velocity of an 85-kg skydiver falling in a spread-eagle position.

Terminal Velocity (without considering buoyancy)
Rectangle area

where Vt is the terminal velocity, m is the mass of the skydiver, g is the acceleration due to gravity, Cd is the drag coefficient, ρ is the density of the fluid through which the object is falling, and A is the projected area of the object.

Reference : OpenStax College,College Physics. OpenStax College. 21 June 2012.
http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/college-physics
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where h is skydiver height and w the width at “spread-eagle” position

Area Moment of Inertia - Filled Right Triangle

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Orbital Eccentricity

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Orbital Eccentricity - gravitational force

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Magnetic Prandtl number (with Reynolds number)

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Spherical Law of Cosines (cosine rule for angles)

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Relation between the altitude to the hypotenuse and the legs of a right triangle

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Free-fall time (radial trajectory of an ellipse with an eccentricity of 1 and semi-major axis R/2)

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Gravity Acceleration by Altitude

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