Sahyun's Physics Applets in HTML5


Drag Force Diagram

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This simulator shows how the drag force from air resistance changes due to the shape (C), area (A), air density (ρ) and speed (V). Use the sliders to adjust the variables. The "dancing dots" represent air molecules and are directly proportional to the air density.

Created by Steven Sahyun, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, updated January 1, 2020. Animation programming assistance from Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University and random dots code from Fiddle Salad
v. 1.0.200101

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