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Publication Year

2009

Abstract

Drag is a force that opposes motion due to an object's shape, material, and speed. This project defined what drag force is, derived the governing equation for drag and listed some applications of drag forces. Derivation of the drag equation was achieved using the Buckingham π theorem, a dimensional analysis tool. Lastly, this project explored the problem of how long and how far a dragster takes to stop once its parachute is deployed.

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Mathematics Commons

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Advisors:

Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics

Karim Nohra, Civil & Enviromental Engineering

Problem Suggester:

Karim Nohra