Problem: A physics student on Planet Exidor throws a ball, and it follows the parabolic trajectory shown in the figure. The ball's position is shown at 1s intervals until t=3s. At t=1s , the ball's velocity is v = (2.0 i + 2.0 j) m/s. What is the value of g on planet Exidor?

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Uniform accelerated motion (UAM) equations:

 vf = v0 -gty= (vf+v02)ty= v0t-12gt2 vf2= v02 -2gy

We'll use the first UAM equation to determine the gravitational acceleration of the ball.

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A physics student on Planet Exidor throws a ball, and it follows the parabolic trajectory shown in the figure. The ball's position is shown at 1s intervals until t=3s. At t=1s , the ball's velocity is v = (2.0 i + 2.0 j) m/s.

 What is the value of g on planet Exidor?

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