Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Falling from high dive

  1. Apr 23, 2004 #1
    yo, just curious - i managed a backbuster from 16 feet yesterday in the diving pool - who wants to find out the speed at which i hit the water?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 23, 2004 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    You are kind of giving the game away by putting this in the homework section aren't you?

    Did you not "jump" up at all? Just fall?
  4. Apr 23, 2004 #3
    no, im in college and taking no physics classes - i jumped from a distance of 12 feet up to a distance of 16 feet and fell the rest of the way to the water... and since the point at which i began to fall was 16 feet (my velocity at this point was 0) its the same as saying that i began to fall at 16 feet.
  5. Apr 23, 2004 #4
    and i take back any "tone" i had in the previous post, seeing that you are a professor, not a high schooler with an attitude like i thought.
  6. Apr 23, 2004 #5


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    How do you know that you reached a max of 16ft?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook