A snowball with mass
kg is thrown northward into the
air with a speed of
m/s at an angle of
from the ground. A wind applies a steady
N to the ball in a westerly direction. The magnitude of the acceleration due
to gravity is given by
Find the ball’s acceleration and initial velocity vectors.
Hint: You may find it convenient to set up a three-dimensional coordinate system
-axis pointing east and the
-axis pointing north.
Find parametric equations for the line tangent to the path of the ball
when it reaches the highest point.