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Problem: A skydiver has his parachute open and is floating downward through the air at a constant speed.Identify all the forces acting on the system skydiver-parachute.Check all that apply.a) Tension, T?b) Thrust F?c) Normal force, n?d) Weight, w?e) Air resistance, D?f) Kinetic friction force, f?

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For the system:

The parachute's weight and skydiver's weight act downward.

Air drag acts upward.

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A skydiver has his parachute open and is floating downward through the air at a constant speed.

Identify all the forces acting on the system skydiver-parachute.

Check all that apply.

a) Tension, T?

b) Thrust F?

c) Normal force, n?

d) Weight, w?

e) Air resistance, D?

f) Kinetic friction force, f?

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