Problem: Use the motion diagram in (Figure 1)showing the trajectory of a human cannonball to answer Parts A through D. No air resistance acts on the human cannonball.Part A: How does the vertical acceleration at point A compare to the vertical acceleration at point C?a. Both accelerations are equal to free fall acceleration.b. The acceleration at A is greater than that at C.c. Both accelerations are equal to zero.d. The acceleration at A is less than that at C.

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Use the motion diagram in (Figure 1)showing the trajectory of a human cannonball to answer Parts A through D. No air resistance acts on the human cannonball.

Part A: How does the vertical acceleration at point A compare to the vertical acceleration at point C?


a. Both accelerations are equal to free fall acceleration.

b. The acceleration at A is greater than that at C.

c. Both accelerations are equal to zero.

d. The acceleration at A is less than that at C.

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