Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 12 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 25

Answer

Small creatures have more surface area per unit of body weight. They face greater air resistance per kg. Smaller animals act as their own parachutes, resulting in a slower terminal speed when falling, compared to larger creatures.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 239.
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