Problem: A ball is thrown up from the top of the tower. Draw graphs of (a) position vs. time, (b) velocity vs. time, and (c) acceleration vs. time for the ball from the instant it leaves your hand until the instant before it hits the ground.

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(a) 

The ball moves up to a maximum height. At the maximum height, velocity is zero. The velocity changes direction. The ball begins to lose height until it reaches the ground level. 

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A ball is thrown up from the top of the tower. 

Draw graphs of 

(a) position vs. time, 

(b) velocity vs. time, and 

(c) acceleration vs. time for the ball from the instant it leaves your hand until the instant before it hits the ground.

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