Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 10 - Think and Explain: 39

Answer

The difference in arrival time is small because the distance over which the divers drop is relatively small. To remain together, synchronized divers in competition can very subtly orient their bodies to affect air resistance, though their capacity to do this is limited due to the requirement that they remain synchronized with their partners.
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