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How do you calculate the force of air resistance?

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Air resistance, or drag, is dependent on a number of factors including the density of the air, the area of the object, its velocity, and other properties of the object. The units for the force of air resistance are in Newtons (N). Air resistance can be calculated by taking air density times the drag coefficient times area all over two, and then multiply by velocity squared.

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