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Finding initial velocity in free fall with given meters.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A juggler throws a ball just so it reaches the ceiling at 3.0 meters. (3m above hand)
    How do I solve for initial velocity?
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
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  3. Sep 16, 2011 #2


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    You would use the fact that falling from the ceiling to his hand mirrors his toss to the ceiling.
    One is travel up - the other down
    One starts at high speed and finished at zero speed, the other starts at zero speed and finishes at the same high speed.
  4. Sep 16, 2011 #3
    Recall the equations for motion, time and displacement and see which one fits. For that you have to see what values you know and what you do not know.
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