Intro to Projectile Motion: Horizontal Launch Video Lessons

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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?

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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?

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