Problem: A student at the top of a building of height h throws one ball upward with a speed of vi and then throws a second ball downward with the same initial speed vi. Just before it reaches the ground is the final speed of the ball thrown upward (a) larger (b) smaller or (c) the same in magnitude compared with the final speed of the ball thrown downward?

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A student at the top of a building of height h throws one ball upward with a speed of vi and then throws a second ball downward with the same initial speed vi. Just before it reaches the ground is the final speed of the ball thrown upward (a) larger (b) smaller or (c) the same in magnitude compared with the final speed of the ball thrown downward?

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