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Old 06-13-2006, 11:20 AM
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No, the smaller the velocity.

Is it because the canopy of the parachute expands, since the longer strings don't pull the canopy edges as close together as the shorter strings? Or is there another reason?
What if you tied ONE SINGLE string to the four strings that are attached to the four edges of the canopy, and tie the weight to that single string. The distance between the parachute canopy and the weight would be greater. Does the velocity decrease then (why?)?
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