# Falling Body with Zero, Linear, or Quadratic Air Resistance

Falling Body with Zero, Linear, or Quadratic Air Resistance

This Demonstration shows plots of the one-dimensional downward trajectory of a falling body as a function of time. The cases considered are: no air resistance (blue), linear resistance (red), and quadratic resistance (purple). The drop height (vertical axis) is in meters and the horizontal axis is time in seconds. The acceleration due to gravity is set to . You can vary the drop height , the terminal velocity for linear air resistance , the terminal velocity for quadratic air resistance , and the time , in order to see where the object is at a certain time.

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