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Steel Ball Dropped in a Viscous Fluid

Five steel balls of different sizes are dropped into corn syrup. The balls reach a constant velocity shortly after entering the fluid. The velocity is constrained due to the drag balancing the force of gravity in the fluid. This demonstrates the relationship between the size of the ball and the maximum velocity it can obtain.

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MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

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