A boy throws a stone horizontally from the top of a cliff of height h toward the ocean below. The stone strikes the ocean at distance d from the base of the cliff. In terms of h d and g find expressions for
(a) the time t at which the stone lands in the ocean
(b) the initial speed of the stone
(c) the speed of the stone immediately before it reaches the ocean
(d) the direction of the stone's velocity immediately before it reaches the ocean
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 Projectile Motion: Horizontal & Negative Launch concept. If you need more Projectile Motion: Horizontal & Negative Launch practice, you can also practice Projectile Motion: Horizontal & Negative Launch practice problems.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Physics tutor, Julia took 9 minutes and 18 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 Efthimiou's class at UCF.