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HomeWork 1 solutions Physics 203 Please read through the course website ( http://paer.rutgers.edu/203 ). Get in the habit of checking the main page for announcements and the calendar page for updates on what we’ve covered and what is due when. There is a section on the course info page on homework. It gives the details on how homework will be graded. Be sure to read through that also. Make sure you can log in to the gradebook. There is a link on the top of any page on the course website. Instructions for how to log in can be found on the course info page in the section on ‘Grading’. 1. The illustration to the right depicts a motion diagram for an object. Describe in detail a real-world situation that is consistent with this motion diagram. Note that the process has two distinct parts: the horizontal dashed line separates the parts. There are many many correct answers to this. Here’s one: (First part of the motion) An Olympic diver has stepped off the platform and falls towards the water below. The velocity arrows get longer and longer in the downward direction which is why the velocity change arrow also points down. (Second part) The diver hits the water and slows down rapidly eventually coming to rest under the water. The velocity change arrow points up, opposite the direction of the diver’s motion
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