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14.2: Unit 8 Lab Extension- Quantitative Numerical Modeling of Falling Motion with Air Resistance*

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  • Numerical Modeling

    Do the Unit 8 Lab Extension Activity to determine the drag coefficient of a coffee filter.

    Use a spreadsheet or your favorite coding language to build the numerical model for skydiving motion described a the end of Unit 8.

    Use the coffee filter drag coefficient you found, employ your program to model the acceleration, velocity and potion of a three nested coffee filters during a fall.

    Measure the acceleration, velocity and position experienced by the set of coffee filters during a fall.

    Graph both your measured and predicted acceleration on a single graph.

    Graph both your measured and predicted velocity on a single graph.

    Graph both your measured and predicted position on a single graph.

    Does your model do well at prediction the coffee filter motion?