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1)A hiker throws a ball at an angle of 21.0 above the horizontal from a hill 21.0 m high. The hiker's height is 1.750 m. The magnitudes of the horizontal and vertical components are 14.004 m/s and 5.376 m/s, respectivley. Find the distance between the base of the hill and the point where the ball hits the ground. (Consider the hiker's height while calculating the answer.)

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2)A car of mass 1330 kg is traveling at 28.0 m/s. The driver applies the brakes to bring the car to rest over a distance of 79.0 m. Calculate the retarding force acting on the car.


  • physics - , Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 1:53pm

    Assume the ball starts its upward flight from the top of the throwers head, 1.75m above the ground.

    1--Time to maximum height above the thrower's head derives from Vf = Vo - 9.8t or 0 = 5.376 - 9.8t making t(up) = .548sec.
    2--Time back to the top of the throwers head is also .548sec. and the velocity the same as the departure velocity, 5.376m/s.
    3--The time to reach the ground from the height of 21 + 1.75 = 22.75m = Vot + 9.8t^2/2 or 4.9t^2 + 5.376t - 22.75 = 0.
    4--Solve for t using the quadratic formula.
    5--Having t, the horizontal distance traveled becomes 14.004(.548 + .548 + t)

  • physics - , Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 2:14pm


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