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    I did an experiment of dropping a parachute from a height, to see how terminal velocity is affected by various factors.

    One of the factors I changed was the length of the string holding the weight to the actual parachute. I noticed that as the length of the string increases, the terminal velocity decreases. However, I am unsure as to why that is?
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    I don't know for sure but I'd guess that further above the weight there is less turbulent air so the parachute is more efficient at generating drag. I could well be wrong, but that's the first thing that sprung to mind.
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      Yes. It would help to know, if this is the case, the size of the weight, the size of the parachute and the length of the string.
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      (Original post by shivishivi)
      I did an experiment of dropping a parachute from a height, to see how terminal velocity is affected by various factors.

      One of the factors I changed was the length of the string holding the weight to the actual parachute. I noticed that as the length of the string increases, the terminal velocity decreases. However, I am unsure as to why that is?
      How significant is the change?
     
     
     
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