Problem: A film of Jesse Owenss famous long jump in the 1936 Olympics shows that his center of mass rose 1.1 m from launch point to the top of the arc. What minimum speed did he need at launch if he was traveling at 6.5 m/s at the top of the arc?

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A film of Jesse Owenss famous long jump in the 1936 Olympics shows that his center of mass rose 1.1 m from launch point to the top of the arc.

What minimum speed did he need at launch if he was traveling at 6.5 m/s at the top of the arc?

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