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Free fall problem

  1. Jul 21, 2010 #1
    Can you help me with this please, an aproach on how to proced would be great.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    From top of a tower two bodies are dropped with the same velocity Vo and same inclinations [tex]\alpha[/tex]1 [tex]\alpha[/tex]2. both bodies fall in the same point of the ground. Calculate the hight of the tower.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2010 #2
    The question makes no sense.
    Have you stated it correctly?
     
  4. Jul 22, 2010 #3
    From top of a tower two bodies are thrown with the same velocity (Vo) and same inclinations LaTeX Code: \\alpha 1 LaTeX Code: \\alpha 2. both bodies fall in the same point of the ground. Calculate the hight of the tower.

    Hi,
    yes that is the question, I am also confused..
     
  5. Jul 22, 2010 #4
    Is there a diagram shown in the book? If not, can you draw a diagram of what you think is happening?
     
  6. Jul 22, 2010 #5
    No there is not a diagram,

    the answer is: H = (2v^2/g). (cos[tex]\alpha[/tex]1 cos[tex]\alpha[/tex]2 . cos([tex]\alpha[/tex]1+[tex]\alpha[/tex]2))/sen^2([tex]\alpha[/tex]1+[tex]\alpha[/tex]2)

    But I can get the relation of combinig the movement of both bodies, as is in the problem both have the same intial velocity and angle.
     
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