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Homework Help: Find max height of inclined plane. Please help

  1. Dec 19, 2011 #1
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    1. The problem statement, all variables and
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
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  3. Dec 19, 2011 #2


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    v/t=a isn't right, acceleration is given by the rate of change of velocity ie dv/dt = a, so you can't solve for time in that manner, since the velocity will be changing.

    In addition, something has gone wrong with your trigonometry, I think. Have you drawn a diagram?

    In future, you might have more help posting this in the introductory physics forum, since it's at that level, and more people read it.
  4. Dec 19, 2011 #3
    I have drawn a diagram. Thank you, I will look over my calculations
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