What is 'air resistance' 🧑‍🔧


After a few coworkers requested my assistance on the matter, I decided to write about "What is 'air resistance'". If you're still with doubts, bear with me…

How about an easy to understand definition?

Air resistance is a kind of friction (a force that opposes motion) which occurs between air and another object. It is the force that the object experiences as it passes through the air. Air resistance and gravity are the two fixed forces of nature which move on any object on Earth.

Did you know the short answer is…

Wind drag giving rise to forces and wear on buildings and other structures.

’Air resistance’ describes the forces that are in opposition to the relative motion of an object as it passes through the air.

These forces act opposite to the oncoming flow velocity, thus slowing the object down.

These are a few popular questions people ask:

Air resistance

What is the air resistance of a spacecraft...

It is both a drain on fuel and efficiency during lift-off and a fuel savings when a spacecraft is returning to Earth from orbit. Air resistance is usually calculated using the “drag equation”, which determines the force experienced by an object moving through a fluid or gas at relatively large velocity.

What is the definition of air resistance...

Definition: By definition, air resistance describes the forces that are in opposition to the relative motion of an object as it passes through the air.

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