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Calculating the highest point of a trajectory

  1. Aug 20, 2010 #1
    1. A soccer ball is kicked with an initial actual velocity of 20 ms at an angle of 20 degrees with the horizontal. Find the vertical distance from ground to highest point.
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  3. Aug 20, 2010 #2
    Take ground as x axis and perpendicular as y axis. There is no acceleration in x direction.As acceleration in y axis is gravity, and only y component of velocity is responsible for max height just use basic equations of motion under uniform acceleration and find out the answer.
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