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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Plot of dimensionless drag force vs. Reynolds number for flow of a viscous fluid past a sphere. The dimensionless drag force is expressed in the form of a conventionally defined drag coefficient rather than as the dimensionless drag force \(F_{D}\); see further in the text. Experimental points are from several sources, and are somewhat generalized. Some of the data points are from settling of a sphere through a still fluid, and others are from flow past a sphere held at rest. For a more detailed plot, see, for example, Schiller (1932).