# Is there a difference between "No Air Resistance" and "Constant Air Resistance''?

Is there a difference between "No Air Resistance" and "Constant Air Resistance''?

Like for example if we have two identical objects with different masses and we drop them from the same height.

Will their motions be the same if there is no air resistance and if there is an air resistance assuming it is constant on the two objects?

• Constant wrt. to what? Time? Position? Shape? Oct 30 '14 at 19:45
• I just added some extra info. ^ Oct 30 '14 at 19:52
• I presume when you say 'identical' you mean the same size and shape? No air resistance is the special case of (constant) zero air resistance... Oct 30 '14 at 20:42

$d^2x/dt^2 = g - 1/2\rho AC_d(dx/dt)^2/m_{object}$
Note that $C_d$ is a function of the Reynolds number which will vary with velocity but depending on your velocity range and shape it may be treated as a constant. Solving the above equation will give x(t) and given the height you drop from you can find the time it takes for each object to impact the ground.