Demonstrating and Solving for Drag Coefficient (8:42)
The drag coefficient of a steel sphere is demonstrated and measured. A common mistake is shown. Buoyancy force is discussed.
This is an AP Physics C: Mechanics topic.
0:00 The Demonstration
0:25 Solving for Drag Coefficient
2:14 Data Collection
3:38 Recognizing our mistake
4:57 The reality of this example
6:06 The force we forgot about
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