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Homework Help: A ball is thrown vertically upward.

  1. Sep 23, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Describe what happens to its velocity as it moves up toward its peak. What is its velocity at its peak? Describe what happens to its velocity after it reaches its peak.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    No idea how to solve this.
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  3. Sep 23, 2014 #2


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    You actually know what happens because you surely have thrown balls vertically upward. Just close your eyes, remember that memory and describe it. That's all the problem is asking for.
    Also, the word "peak", which surely you know what's the meaning of, is actually shouting what velocity the ball has in it.
    So all you have to do for answering the question, is starting to think.
  4. Sep 23, 2014 #3
    Yup, you're right I feel pretty dumb for not getting this at first.
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