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Unformatted text preview: from hit to catch? The ball travels distance D in Δ t = 2.60 s. Therefore, the x component of the initial velocity is D =v 0x Δ t ⇒ Δ t = D/ Δ t = 15.4 m/s Due to the symmetry of projectile motions, it takes 1.2 seconds the ball to reach the initial height after passing the top of the wall downward. Therefore, the total flight time is t tot = 1.2 + 2.6 +1.2 = 5 s The horizontal range is R = v 0x t tot = 77.0 m b) How high is the wall? By symmetry, the ball reaches the peak of the motion at time t top = t tot /2 = 2.5 s At the peak, the y component of the velocity is zero. Thus we have 0 = v 0y – gt top v 0y = gt top = 24.5 m/s The height of the wall is equal to the height of the ball at t = 1.2 s h = y (t = 1.2 s) = y + v 0y t – (1/2)gt 2 = 23.3 m...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PHY 2048 taught by Professor Field during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
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