Posted by Sugarplum on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 10:33pm.
A player passes a basketball to another player who catches it at the same level from which it was thrown. The initial speed of the ball is 7.1 m/s, and it travels a distance of 4.6 m. What was (a) the initial direction of the ball and (b) its time of flight?

physics projectile motion  drwls, Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11:02pm
Use this relationship between distance travelled (D) and angle (A):
D = 2(V^2/g)sinA cos A
= (V^2/g)sin(2A)
You know V, g, and D and so can solve for the angle 2A. Then divide 2A by 2. That will give you the angle A.
For the time of flight T,
V cos A*T = 4.6 m

physics projectile motion  MEL, Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:03pm
A) 32 degrees
B)0.76 seconds
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