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Stokes' law




A formula that gives the terminal velocity at which particles fall in a fluid (liquid or gas). For particles of radius r (less than 0.1mm) the terminal velocity is 2(d1 - d2)gr 2/9ρ, where d1 and d2 are the densities of the particle and the fluid, g is the acceleration due to gravity, and ρ is the viscosity of the fluid. It is named after George Stokes.


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