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Q: When a skydiver jumps from a plane before he opens his chute he is in stat e of?
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Compare the effects of gravity and air resistance on a falling skydiver before and after she opens her parachute?

-- The force of gravity is unchanged before and after.-- The force of air resistance on the skydiver is greater before, and less after,because she is falling slower after the parachute opens.-- The effect on her of air resistance is greater after the parachute is open. Theincreased air resistance itself acts on the parachute, and its effect is transferredto the skydiver through her harness.


Compare the effects of gravity and air resistance on a falling skydiver before and after she opens her parachute.?

-- The force of gravity is unchanged before and after.-- The force of air resistance on the skydiver is greater before, and less after,because she is falling slower after the parachute opens.-- The effect on her of air resistance is greater after the parachute is open. Theincreased air resistance itself acts on the parachute, and its effect is transferredto the skydiver through her harness.


What force changes when a skydiver's parachute opens?

air resistance


What forces stay the same when a skydiver opens the parachute?

gravity


What happens to the air resistence as the skydiver opens his parachute?

It increases.


What causes a falling skydiver to slowdown after the parachute opens?

Air resistance


How do parachutes work?

The skydiver pulls out a pilot chute and releases it . The pilot chute then inflates and pulls the main canopy out of the pack, allowing it to open. This is how a sports skydiver opens his main parachute. Reserve parachutes are kept closed by a small pin holding a loop closed, and pulling a ripcord connected to this pin starts the deployment process. A spring loaded pilot chute is released, which inflates and pulls out the reserve parachute in a way similar to the main chute. This system is more reliable than the process used to pack the main parachute, but it is less convenient, and takes much longer to pack.


What happens to air resistance as the parachute opens?

Air resistance will increase when the parachute opens, and the decent of the skydiver will slow down.


What happens to the air resistance as the parachute opens?

Air resistance will increase when the parachute opens, and the decent of the skydiver will slow down.


When a skydiver opens their parachute they move upwards?

When a skydiver opens the parachute, he or she does not move upward, but rather, continues to move downward, but at a slower speed. Sometimes there is an illusion that the skydiver is moving upward, because if there are several people skydiving together, and one of them opens a parachute while the others don't, you will see the skydiver with the open parachute moving upward with relation to the other skydivers. But they are all still moving downward, they are just doing so at different speeds.


What forces act on a skydiver when then jump out of a plane?

when a skydiver jumps out of a plane, the dominant force is gravity, pulling him/her towards the ground, although some air resistance is also acting on him/her, allowing him/her to fall at a steady speed (not dropping like a stone), so the forces acting on the skydiver are almost balanced. of course, all that changes when the parachute opens. then the air resistance greatly increases, drastically slowing the descent down to earth.


Why does a skydiver loose speed when he opens his parachute?

Because it fills with wind and increases his air resistance.

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