1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Catapult vertical displacement problem

  1. Sep 13, 2011 #1


    User Avatar

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A catapult fires at an angle of 40.02 and has an initial velocity of 5.463. Find the vertical displacement at t=.38 seconds.
    I know the following from the problem and logic
    I calcuated the following

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know that the value for voy is valid. I plugged them into this equation and got y=.62696 meters. But it isn't the right answer. What do I do?
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 13, 2011 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    We cannot help you unless you post the problem exactly as was given to you and include a detailed of what you did and what results you got.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Threads - Catapult vertical displacement Date
Need help with mechanics exercise - Vertical motion of 3 balls Mar 12, 2018
Velocity from a catapult Feb 23, 2018
Catapult lab help needed please Dec 15, 2017
Help with a catapult May 14, 2016
Could electromagnetism work in a catapult? Aug 26, 2015