Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2016/Question B 03 (a)
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Question B 03 (a) 

The velocity of a protein inside a cell starting at the top and falling under the force of gravity is given by the differential equation
where is the gravitational acceleration, is the acceleration due to drag and . (Note that this model ignores diffusion of the protein which makes it a really bad model but we’re exploring what gravity alone would do to a protein.) (a) What is the steady state velocity, , of the protein? Include units in your answer. 
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Steady state is when . 
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