December 1, 2015

Homework Help: Physics - Projectile Motion

Posted by Stuck on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 4:30pm.

"A person fires a bullet horizontally from a gun at the same instant that another bullet is dropped from the same height as the rifle barrel. Discuss which bullet will hit the ground first."

I'm thinking that the bullet that is dropped will hit first, because it does not have an x-component, unlike the other bullet. Am I right?

"One day in the jungle, professor Glick was stalking a rare species of monkey. He spotted one up in a tree and decided to shoot it with a dart. If the monkey begins to fall at the same instant that the dart leaves the barrel of the rifle, explain why the professor should aim directly at the monkey."

This one I do not understand. Why should he aim directly at the monkey?

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