P3_3 A Penny For Your Thoughts

Seth Lovett, Harry Ian Conners, Prashant Patel, Callum Wilcox


In this paper, we will discuss how massive the earth would have to be and how the terminal velocity of a penny would change, when dropped from the top of the Empire State Building would kill a passerby below. We found that to be true the earth would have to have a mass of 1x10^28 Kg and the penny must reach a terminal velocity of 490 ms^-1

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