Posted by Shundale on .
A diver springs upward with an initial speed of 2.1 m/s from a 4.5 m board.
(a) Find the velocity with which he strikes the water. (Hint: When the diver reaches the water, his displacement is y = 4.5 m (measured from the board), assuming that the downward direction is chosen as the negative direction.)b. What is the highest point he reaches above the water?

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drwls,
(a) His kinetic energy will increase by M g H, where H = 4.5 m. Therefore
V2^2 = V1^2 + 2 g H
V1 = 2.1 m/s
(b) The increase in height at the highest point, h, is the elevation at which the potential energy increases by (1/2)MV1^2
2 g h = V1^2