I ran across this physics problem in class yesterday, it seems simple but...................... (assume simplest case) ok......a screw at the top of an elevator that is traveling upwards comes loose and falls. Does the elevator speed going up effect the free fall time? (like does the elevator move toward the screw?) If the elevator is 2.5m tall and is not moving i figure free fall is .714 sec. (h=.5gt^2), is it the same time say if the elevator it traveling at 5 m/s???
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