A GIF Animation


Observe the motion of the skydiver below. As the skydiver falls, he encounters the force of air resistance. The amount of air resistance is dependent upon two variables:

Skydibing Animation



For more information on physical descriptions of motion, visit The Physics Classroom. Detailed information is available there on the following topics:

Newton's First Law of Motion

Newton's Second Law of Motion

Free-Body Diagrams

Free Fall vs. Air Resistance

Other animations can be seen at the Multimedia Physics Studios


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