We are required to analyze motion with a friction force. The question refers to the period of terminal velocity and before opening a parachute.
We need to interpret the implication of terminal velocity.
A skydiver steps from a helicopter and falls for a few seconds until terminal velocity is reached. Thereafter, until he opens his parachute, his acceleration
A) is constant.
D) is zero.
E) none of the above
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