Thread: 50 MPH Club
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: 50 MPH Club

if he threw it hard enough, it could reach 200mph. terminal velocity only counts when an object is falling, not when there's a force accelerating it from behind.

and if you want to be "precise" about it, you need to factor in the mass, the drag coefficient, density, gravity, cross-sectional area...

you can't just eyeball a schwinn cruiser with an aluminum anchor bolted in the frame and make a guess. (winky face)