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Gravity Problems (The following problems ignore the effects of air friction and theoretical terminal velocities of falling objects). Assume that the height function is
8(t) 2' —16t2 + ’0013 + 80 , where so is the initial height and 110 is the initial velocity. 1.) A baseball is projected upward from the top of a 128—ft. high building at 112 ft/ sec. a.) How high does the baseball go ? b.) How long is the baseball in the air ? c.) What is the baseball’s velocity when t = 3 seconds ? t = 4 seconds? the ball
strikes the ground ? 2.) A hard—boiled egg is projected downward from the top of a 320ft. high building at 16
ft / sec. a.) In how many seconds will the egg strike the ground '3
b.) What is the egg’s velocity when i: = 1 second ? t = 2 seconds? the egg strikes the
ground ? 3.) An avocado is thrown upward from ground level and reaches its highest point in two
seconds. a.) How high does the avocado g0 ?
b.) What is the avocado’s initial velocity ? 4.) A rock falls from a 1600ft. high cliff. a.) In how many seconds will the rock strike the ground ? b.) What is the rock’s velocity when t = 5 seconds ? the rock strikes the ground (in
ft. /sec. and miles/ hr. where 1 mile 2 5280 ft.) ? 5.) A watermelon is thrown upward from ground level and reaches a maximum height of
144 feet. a.) How long does it take the watermelon to reach its highest point ?
b.) How long is the watermelon in the air I7 c.) What is the watermelon’s initial velocity ? d.) What will happen to the watermelon when it strikes the ground ? 6.) A bowling ball falls from an airplane at an elevation of 8000 feet. 1 a.) How long will it take the ball to reach an elevation of 1600 feet ?
b.) What is the ball’s velocity at the elevation of 1600 feet 7 7 A bottle of Snapple is thrown downward from a hovering helicopter from an unknown
height and with an unknown initial velocity. The bottle falls from a height of 4000 feet
to a height of 2400 feet in five (5) seconds and its velocity when t = 10 seconds is «400
ft. / sec. ) What is the bottle’s initial velocity ? ) What is the bottle’s initial height ? How long is the bottle in the air ? d.) What is your favorite kind of Snapple drink ? a
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c 8.) A water balloon is dropped from the top of a dormitory building. It strikes the ground
in 5 seconds. a.) How high is the building ? b.) What is the balloon’s velocity after 1 second ? after 3 seconds ? c.) What is the balloon’s velocity as it strikes the ground (in ft. / sec) ? (in miles per
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course MATH 17A taught by Professor Lyles during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.
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