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Terminal velocities of bullets vary by caliber, but can reach 300 to 700 feet per second. For example, a .30 caliber bullet's terminal velocity is 300 feet per second. If the bullet is shot at an angle and keeps its arc,... More »

The terminal velocity of a free-falling human depends on the mass and density of the person. In general, the heavier the body, the longer it can accelerate before drag holds it at a constant speed. For a typical human, t... More »

The terminal velocity of a skydiver in freefall is approximately 50 to 60 miles per second or roughly 125 to 135 mph. While the term has been popularized by skydiving enthusiasts, however, the concept of terminal velocit... More »

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According to MythBusters, bullets from high-powered guns disintegrate in less than 3 feet underwater. Slower bullets, including those from pistols, travel for about 8 feet underwater. Bullets fired at an angle stop under... More »

Resultant velocity is the vector sum of all given individual velocities. Velocity is a vector because it has both speed and direction. There are many ways to calculate vector sums, such as using a vector addition diagram... More »

The formula for acceleration is given as a = (v2 - v1) / (t2 - t1), where "a" denotes the acceleration, "v2" indicates the final velocity, "v1" represents the initial velocity and "t2 - t1" is the time interval between t... More »

The distance a bullet travels through water depends on the shape and initial velocity of the round. Generally, the faster a round is moving, the less distance it travels underwater. Likewise, blunt-tip bullets retain mor... More »

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