Drag

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A. A. Tovar, Ph. D.

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The Complete Air Drag Reference Guide ver. 1.1 - drag_math.pdf

Note: Best if printed in Color.

Other Files in Tutorial: Maple_ODE.mws rk2.xls

Tex Source: drag_math.tex

Graphics subdirectory: graphics

Summary:

Document summarizes projectile motion formulas for quadratic drag. Demonstrates applicability to other problems involving constant forces and quadratic drag forces such as the motion of a bicycle or car. Also includes summary graphs for 2D motion with drag, and other methods for solving drag ODEs including spreadsheets and Maple.

Novel Content:

Tovar's Drag Rule, the Concept of Quasi-Energy, A 2D conservation formula.

Audience:

Designed for use use Calculus-Based General Physics, but is also useful for both Classical Mechanics and Algebra-Based General Physics.

Table of Contents:

Note: Best if printed in Color.

Other Files in Tutorial: Maple_ODE.mws rk2.xls

Tex Source: drag_math.tex

Graphics subdirectory: graphics

Summary:

Document summarizes projectile motion formulas for quadratic drag. Demonstrates applicability to other problems involving constant forces and quadratic drag forces such as the motion of a bicycle or car. Also includes summary graphs for 2D motion with drag, and other methods for solving drag ODEs including spreadsheets and Maple.

Novel Content:

Tovar's Drag Rule, the Concept of Quasi-Energy, A 2D conservation formula.

Audience:

Designed for use use Calculus-Based General Physics, but is also useful for both Classical Mechanics and Algebra-Based General Physics.

Table of Contents:

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