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maximum velocity is the highest possibly speed an object can travel before the forces acting on it reach an equilibrium and it is no longer able to accelerate. For example a parachutist will fall and accelerate rapidly until the air resistance pushing upwards against her downward force becomes balanced and her speed is steady, its more commonly known as 'terminal velocity' not maximum.

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