Angled projectile practice

1. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

man i dont understand this stuff i have a test on thursday and i found some practice problems can anyone help me solve thesei need to learn how to do them i dont have the formulasbut pleasee just tell me which formulas to use i dont want answers pleaseee

1. In 1993, Bill tossed a ball 201.24m. Suppose bill threw the spear at 35.0 degree angle with respect to the horizontal. What was the angular velocity of the spear when it left his hand?

2. A softball is through with an angular velocity of 14.5m/s. If you throw the ball at a 35.0 degree angle, calculate the height of the ball at its highest point and how far away the ball is horizontally when it reaches its highest point.

3. A catapult launches a stone into the air at 50.0 degree angle with an angular velocit of 60.0 m/s. How long will the stoe have been in the air when its velocity is -25.0m/s?

4.A kangaroo cleared a fence by jumping wit an angular velocity of 8.42m/s at an angle of 55.2 degrees with respect to the ground. If the jump lasted 1.40 s how tall was the fence assuming the kangaroo barely managed to clear it? What was the kangaroos horizontal distplacement for the trip?

5. You shoot at a basketball goal 3.00 m above your head, making the shot. If the ball is in the air a total of 3.50 seconds and is shot with an angular velocity of 21.0 m/s at what angle did you shoot the ball?

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2. Sep 24, 2007

learningphysics

Does angular velocity here mean initial velocity? I haven't heard the term angular velocity used in these types of problems.

3. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

possibly im so conused in this class have you seen problems like this

4. Sep 24, 2007

learningphysics

Yeah... ok for the first problem suppose the initial velocity is v... what is the vertical component of the initial velocity?

5. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

35 degrees?

6. Sep 24, 2007

learningphysics

That's the angle... if v is the initial speed... then the vertical component is vsin(35). The horizontal component is vcos(35). Does this make sense?

7. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

so like sin is vertical , cos is horizontal dont you take the inverse of it to get it like on the cal u would say sin-1(35)??

8. Sep 24, 2007

learningphysics

No... the v is like the hypoteneuse of a right triangle... the horizontal component is the adjacent side of the 35 degrees. The vertical component is the opposite side.

9. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

so how did u know to use sin in thie problem

10. Sep 24, 2007

learningphysics

Mainly from experience... the idea is to work on the horizontal part, and the vertical part separately. haven't you solved this type of problem before?

11. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

im behind i missed a couple days and a couple formulas and occasional nap but im confused i get the concept but i dont know which and when to use what formulas

12. Sep 24, 2007

learningphysics

ok. suppose you know that the initial vertical speed is vsin(35). Now, how long does the object take to get to its maximum height? You know the vertical acceleration is -9.8m/s^2.

13. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

see what formula am i using

14. Sep 24, 2007

gary_shuford

no help??/?

15. Sep 24, 2007

learningphysics

sorry I had to leave for a while.

Use vf = vi + at

In the vertical direction, the object gets to the maximum height when vf = 0. vi = vsin(35). So find the time it takes to get to the maximum height.

16. Sep 24, 2007

Kushal

in this kind of problems, you should be breaking the motion into two. it is called resolving and 2 components are obtained. we most of the time use the vertical and horizontal component.

the initial velocity is the vector. it is at an angle 50(question 3). if you break this 60 ms-1 vector, you will get a 60 cos 50 ms-1 horizontal component and a 60 sin 50 ms-1 vertical component.

a hint is that when the angle is betwwen the actual vector and the horizontal, the horizontal component is cos. and when the angle is between the vertical and the actual vector, the vertical component is now cos. the other one will obviously be sine.

these two components have to be treated separately and they have their own distinct motions.

i'm also learning that in college...that's what i understood.