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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 »

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Terminal velocity is the maximum velocity an object reaches when it is falling under the force of gravity or another constant driving force. The object is subject to a resistance that increases as the velocity increases,... More »

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The terminal velocity of the average-sized house cat is 60 miles per hour. This is assuming that the cat has all four limbs extended, increasing its drag relative to its weight. More »

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