The general problem of mass accretion by a drop falling through a cloud of droplets is considered as an exercise in introductory or intermediate mechanics. The kinematic behavior of the falling drop is deduced for a variety of mechanisms of mass accretion, and some special limiting conditions are discussed.
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February 01 1981
K. S. Krane; The falling raindrop: Variations on a theme of Newton. Am. J. Phys. 1 February 1981; 49 (2): 113–117. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.12537
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