A hunter at a distance dx from a coconut tree points the nuzzle of his gun directly at a monkey sitting on the tree at a height dy. The monkey sees the hunters and drops vertically from the tree at the very instant of firing. Will it be hit by the bullet? Explain.
physics - Anonymous, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:41am
depends. Are we considering the monkey a point mass? How far away are the hunters, and how high is the tree? "dx" and "dy" don't help much.