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September 17, 2014

Posts by Zalak


Total # Posts: 6

Physics
The Colliding Balls: A ball is released from rest at a height h above the ground. The ball collides with the ground and bounces up at 75% of the impact speed the ball had with the ground. The collision with the ground is nearly instantaneously. A second ball is released above ...
November 20, 2012

Physics
Two Peaches, Two Seconds, One Roof: A peach is thrown straight up from the edge of the roof of a building. A second peach is dropped from the roof 2s later. a. If the height of the building is 60m what must the initial speed of the first peach be if both are to hit the ground ...
November 20, 2012

Physics
The Alert Hiker: An alert hiker sees a boulder fall from the top of a distant cliff and notes that it takes 1.3s for the boulder to fall the last third of the way to the ground. a.What is the height of the cliff in meters? b.If in part (a) you get two solutions of a quadratic ...
November 20, 2012

Physics
The Falling Paint Can: A painter is standing on scaffolding that is raised at a constant speed vi. As he travels upward he accidentally nudges a paint can off the scaffolding and it falls 15m to the ground. You are watching and measure with your stopwatch that it takes 3.25s ...
November 20, 2012

Physics
The Spent Rocket Parts: During launches, rockets often discard parts. A certain rocket starts from rest on the launch pad and accelerates upward at a steady 3.3 m/s2. When it is 235 m above the launch pad, the rocket discards a used fuel canister by simply disconnecting it. ...
November 20, 2012

Physics
The Flower Pot: A flower pot falls off a windowsill and falls past the window below. It takes .3 s to travel from the top of the window to the bottom of the window which is 2.2 m tall. From what height above the top of the window did the flower pot fall?
November 20, 2012

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