1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The masses of the javelin, discus, and shot are 1.0 kg, 2.0 kg, and 8.0 kg, respectively, and record throws in the corresponding track events are about 98 m, 75 m, and 25 m, respectively. Neglecting air resistance, (a) calculate the minimum initial kinetic energies that would produce these throws, and (b) estimate the average force exerted on each object during the throw, assuming the force acts over a distance of 2.0 m. (c) Do your results suggest that air resistance is an important factor? 2. Relevant equations KE = 1/2mv2 PE = mgh 3. The attempt at a solution 1/2mv2 = mgh. stuck!