posted by James on .
A Knight of the Round Table ﬁres oﬀ a vat of
burning pitch from his catapult at 17 m/s, at
above the horizontal.
The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s
How long is it in the air?
Answer in units of s
The initial vertical velocity component Vyo determines the time in the air.
Vyo = 17 sin29 = 8.24 m/s
Vy becomes zero at
t = Voy/g = 0.84 s
Double that time to include the time coming back down.