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Q. A pipe discharges storm water into a creek. Water flows horizontally out of the pipe at 1.8 m/s, and the end of the pipe is 2.3 m above the creek.H...

Solved • Mar 24, 2020

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Q. The figure (Intro 1 figure) shows the trajectory (i.e., the path) of a ball undergoing projectile motion over level ground. The time t0 = 0 s corre...

Solved • Mar 11, 2020

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Q. A cannon is placed on a tower an UNKNOWN height h from the ground. The cannon is inclined an angle α from the horizontal when a ball is fired. Assu...

Solved • May 29, 2017

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Q. A man throws a rock from a height of 10 m above the ground with an intial speed of 10 m/s at an angle of 30° above the horizontal. Use g = 10m/s2. ...

Solved • May 29, 2017

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Q. Consider the setup of a gun aimed at a target (such as a monkey) as shown in the figure. The target is to be dropped from the point A at t = 0, the...

Solved • May 24, 2017

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Q. The speed of an arrow fired from a compound bow is about 37 m/s. An archer sits astride his horse and launches an arrow into the air, elevating the...

Solved • May 24, 2017

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Q. Given: The battleship and enemy ships A and B lie along a straight line. Neglect air friction. A battleship simultaneously fires two shells (with t...

Solved • May 24, 2017

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Q. A cat chases a mouse across a 0.94 m high table. The mouse steps out of the way, and the cat slides off the table and strikes the floor 1.0 m from ...

Solved • May 24, 2017

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Q. A ball is thrown and follows the parabolic path shown. Air friction is negligible. Point Q is the highest point on the path. Points P and R are the...

Solved • May 24, 2017

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Q. Given: The battleship and enemy ships 1 and 2 lie along a straight line. Neglect air friction. Consider the motion of the two projectiles fired at ...

Solved • May 24, 2017

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Q. Two children are playing catch. One throws a ball with an initial velocity of 3 m/s at an angle of 40 degrees with respect to the horizontal. What ...

Solved • Mar 3, 2017

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Q. A small rock is projected from the ground with velocity with magnitude v0 and direction 53.1° above the horizontal. A tall building is a horizontal...

Solved • Jan 24, 2017

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Q. At the highest point on the trajectory of a particle moving in projectile motion, which quantity below is equal to zero? A) the speed of the parti...

Solved • Jan 16, 2017

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Q. Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor pushes Lois Lane horizontally with a speed of 5 m/s off a 35 m tall building. Superman stands on the ground just...

Solved • Jan 13, 2017

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Q. Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor pushes Lois Lane horizontally with a speed of 5 m/s off a 35 m tall building. Superman stands on the ground just...

Solved • Jan 13, 2017

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Q. A projectile is launched at an angle of 45 o. If the projectile takes 2 s to reach half its maximum height, what is the launch speed of the project...

Solved • Jan 6, 2017

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Q. A projectile is fired from the ground at 50 m/s with a launch angle of 30o. What will the height of the projectile be after 1 s?

Solved • Jan 6, 2017

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Q. An NFL quarterback will often throw lobs at 20 m/s with a launch angle of 50  o. If a wide receiver runs away from the quarterback at a speed of 7 ...

Solved • Jan 5, 2017

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Q. A projectile is launched through the air at 20 m/s with a launch angle of 65 o. At what height will the projectile have lost 50% of its speed?

Solved • Jan 5, 2017