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Unformatted text preview: Quiz 7 11/12/10 Assume g=10m/s 2 for all problems. Problem 1. You want to find how fast you can throw a ball. Here is the experiment you do. You get to a park and throw a ball at some angle (that you do not know) from a height of 1m above the ground. You time that the ball takes 4s to hit the ground. You measure the distance the ball travels to be 80m. Use this information to find out how fast you can throw a ball. Solution. Because the ball went 80m we can neglect that it was thrown from 1m above the ground (correct to 2 sig figs if you dont believe me, check it). So since we have two unknowns (v, ) we need two equations. x- x o = v x t We know that at t=4s the ball has gone 80m so, 80 = 4 v cos( ) (1) We can also find an equation for velocity from the y-component at t=4s y- u o = 0 = 4 v sin( ) + 1 2 gt 2 80 = 4 v sin( ) (2) To solve this we divide (2) by (1) to get, tan( ) = 1 = = 45 So, v = 20 cos(45) = 20 2 = 28 . 3 m/s Problem 2. A kid throws a ball from a building 40m high at an angle of 30...
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