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If an object is dropped from a tall building and hits the ground 3.0 s. later, what is the magnitude of the object's displacement in 1.0 s.; in 2.0 s.?

for 1.0s i got 9.8
for 2.0s i got 20.

is this correct?

  • physics -

    doesn't matter how long it takes to hit the ground.

    s = 1/2 at^2 = 4.9t^2
    s(1) = 4.9
    s(2) = 19.6

    How did you get 9.8 for s(1)? Curious, since you got s(2) correct. Ah. you must have used 9.8t, rather than 4.9t^2.

    The speed is 9.8t. Better review those formulas some more.

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