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A person of mass 83.8 kg escapes from a burn- ing building by jumping from a window situ- ated 25 m above a catching net.
The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .
If air resistance exerts a force of 109.1 N on him as he falls, determine his speed just before he hits the net.
Answer in units of m/s

  • Physics - , Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:39pm

    mg = 83.8*9.81 = 822.1 N
    so
    Fdown = 822.1-109.1 = 713

    a = F/m = 713/83.8 = 8.51 m/s^2

    v = a t
    h = (1/2) a t^2

    25 = (1/2)(8.51) (v/8.51)^2

    50 (8.51) = v^2

    v = 20.6 m/s

  • Physics - , Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 1:25pm

    46 mph

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