Problem: A toy rocket is launched with an initial velocity of 12.0 m/s in the horizontal direction from the roof of a 30.0 m-tall building. The rocket’s engine produces a horizontal acceleration of (1.60 m/s3)t, in the same direction as the initial velocity, but in the vertical direction the acceleration is g, downward. Ignore air resistance. What horizontal distance does the rocket travel before reaching the ground?

FREE Expert Solution
80% (8 ratings)
Problem Details

A toy rocket is launched with an initial velocity of 12.0 m/s in the horizontal direction from the roof of a 30.0 m-tall building. The rocket’s engine produces a horizontal acceleration of (1.60 m/s3)t, in the same direction as the initial velocity, but in the vertical direction the acceleration is g, downward. Ignore air resistance. What horizontal distance does the rocket travel before reaching the ground?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Duplicate concept. You can view video lessons to learn Duplicate. Or if you need more Duplicate practice, you can also practice Duplicate practice problems.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Physics tutor, Patrick took 5 minutes and 33 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Liang's class at SHSU.