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A 560 g squirrel with a surface area of $930 \textrm{ cm}^2$ falls from a 5.0-m tree to the ground. Estimate its terminal velocity. (Use a drag coefficient for a horizontal skydiver.) What will be the velocity of a 56-kg person hitting the ground, assuming no drag contribution in such a short distance?
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Final Answer
  1. $14 \textrm{ m/s}$
  2. $9.9 \textrm{ m/s}$
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