Find the range of an object coming off an inclined plane

In summary, the conversation discusses a physics task involving predicting the range of a ball falling down an inclined plane. The equation for the final velocity, accounting for rotational velocity, has been provided. The method for finding the range involves splitting the velocity into vertical and horizontal components and finding the time taken to fall. However, there is uncertainty about how to find the time taken to fall given a non-zero initial vertical velocity and an angle below the horizontal. Some assistance is requested, and standard SUVAT equations may be helpful.
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Homework Statement
Find the range of an object coming off an inclined plane.
Relevant Equations
v=0.8542*sqrt(2gh), SUVAT
Hey Everyone, my physics teacher has assigned us a task which involves predicting the range of a ball falling down an inclined plane into a free-fall, the equation for the final velocity of the ball down the ramp, accounting for rotational velocity has been provided, this is the initial velocity for the free-fall. My method for finding range is splitting the velocity into the vertical component and then finding the time taken to fall, which is then multiplied by the horizontal velocity to find the range. However in this case I don't know how to find the time taken to fall given a non-zero initial vertical velocity and an angle that is below the horizontal.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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ZapiusMaximus said:
given a non-zero initial vertical velocity
Standard SUVAT equations include a variable for that.
ZapiusMaximus said:
an angle that is below the horizontal.
You already handled that by finding the vertical and horizontal components,

If you need any further help, please post your working.
 
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Related to Find the range of an object coming off an inclined plane

1. What is an inclined plane?

An inclined plane is a flat surface that is tilted at an angle, commonly used to make it easier to move objects from one height to another. It is often referred to as a ramp.

2. How do you find the range of an object coming off an inclined plane?

The range of an object coming off an inclined plane can be found by using the formula: R = V2sin(2θ)/g, where R is the range, V is the initial velocity of the object, θ is the angle of the inclined plane, and g is the acceleration due to gravity.

3. What factors affect the range of an object coming off an inclined plane?

The range of an object coming off an inclined plane is affected by the initial velocity of the object, the angle of the inclined plane, and the acceleration due to gravity. Other factors that may affect the range include air resistance, friction, and the mass and shape of the object.

4. Can the range of an object coming off an inclined plane be greater than the height of the inclined plane?

Yes, it is possible for the range of an object coming off an inclined plane to be greater than the height of the inclined plane. This can occur if the initial velocity of the object is high enough and the angle of the inclined plane is not too steep.

5. How can the range of an object coming off an inclined plane be increased?

The range of an object coming off an inclined plane can be increased by increasing the initial velocity of the object, decreasing the angle of the inclined plane, or reducing the effects of air resistance and friction. Additionally, using a smoother and more polished surface for the inclined plane can also help to increase the range of the object.

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