A falling skydiver has a mass of 110 kg. What is the magnitude of the skydiver's acceleration when the upward force of air resistance has a magnitude that is equal to one-third of his weight? After the parachute opens, the skydiver descends at a constant velocity. What is the force of air resistance (magnitude and direction) that acts on the skydiver?
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The solution is comprised of the detailed explanation of the application of Newton's second law for the calculation of the air resistance force that acts on the skydiver. Supplemented with diagrams and step-by-step, the contents provide the student a clear understanding of the Newton's Second law.