Your question sounds like a good physics problem.
How high above the ground is your rain drop? It
will start falling at zero meters per second. It
will accelerate at 9.8 meters per second every
second. That means it'll befalling at 9.8 meters
per second at the end of the first second and
twice as fast at the end of the 2nd second and 3
times as fast at the end of the 3rdsecond. ... You
get the idea. Maybe it will end up falling at
I was curious, so I looked
for terminal velocity on the web and found this
from NASA: terminal
of a Skydiver
Terminal velocity depends
strongly on the weight of the falling object.Water
drops typically have a volume of about 50 micro
liters, which means they weigh about 50 mg = 0.05
gram. That's the mass [m] in the equation, f = ma
on the NASA website.
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