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Force and Momentum of diving board

  1. Dec 12, 2007 #1
    I wanted to post this in Homework but for some reason I can't.
    Does anyone know the formulas for these problems?

    An 82 kg man drops from rest on a diving board 3 m above the surface of the water and comes to rest .55 s after reaching the water. What force does the water excert on him?

    A .40 kg soccer ball aproaches a football player horizontally with a velocity of 18 m/s to the north. The player strikes the ball and causes it to move in the opposite direction with a velocity of 22 m/s. What impulse was delivered to the ball bythe player?

    A .50 kg object is at rest. A 3 N force to the right acts on the object during a time interval of 1.50 s. What is the velocity of this object at the end of this interval? At the end of this interval a constant force of 4 N to the left is applied for 3 s. What is the velocity at the end of the 3 s?
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  3. Dec 13, 2007 #2


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    One needs to show some work and effort when requesting assistance.

    Here is a reference on impulse - http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/impulse.html

    In the first problem, an 82 kg man falls 3 m, so one calculates the kinetic energy by conservation of energy. From KE, one determines the velocity. Then in the water the man slows to rest (V=0) in 0.55 s.

    Please try the other problems.
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