Hey guys...new to the forum and I am in desparate need of some help with some homework problems assigned to me. We are working on 2D Kinematics and I am at a total loss. Here are some examples of the problems we are doing....any help at all would be wonderful!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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1. A rocket is fired at a speed of 97.0 m/s from ground level, at an angle of 53.0 ° above the horizontal. The rocket is fired toward an 27.0-m high wall, which is located 24.0 m away. The rocket attains its launch speed in a negligibly short period of time, after which its engines shut down and the rocket coasts. By how much does the rocket clear the top of the wall?

2. In the javelin throw at a track-and-field event, the javelin is launched at a speed of 23.0 m/s at an angle of 34.5 ° above the horizontal. As the javelin travels upward, its velocity points above the horizontal at an angle that decreases as time passes. How much time is required for the angle to be reduced from 34.5 ° at launch to 13.8 °?

3. An airplane is flying with a velocity of 240 m/s at an angle of 30.0° with the horizontal, as the drawing shows. When the altitude of the plane is 2.4 km, a flare is released from the plane. The flare hits the target on the ground. What is the angle ?

4. The escalator that leads down into a subway station has a length of 19.0 m and a speed of 1.51 m/s relative to the ground. A student is coming out of the station by running in the wrong direction on this escalator. The local record time for this trick is 6.57 s. Relative to the escalator, what speed must the student exceed in order to beat the record?

5. On a pleasure cruise a boat is traveling relative to the water at a speed of 4.22 m/s due south. Relative to the boat, a passenger walks toward the back of the boat at a speed of 1.69 m/s. (a) What is the magnitude of the passenger's velocity relative to the water? (b) How long does it take for the passenger to walk a distance of 21.0 m on the boat? (c) How long does it take for the passenger to cover a distance of 21.0 m on the water?

6. Relative to the ground, a car has a velocity of 18.2 m/s, directed due north. Relative to this car, a truck has a velocity of 22.9 m/s directed 47.2 ° south of east. Find the (a) magnitude and (b) direction of the truck's velocity relative to the ground. Give the directional angle relative to due east.

7. A bullet is fired from a rifle that is held 1.26 m above the ground in a horizontal position. The initial speed of the bullet is 1130 m/s. Find (a) the time it takes for the bullet to strike the ground and (b) the horizontal distance traveled by the bullet.

8. The highest barrier that a projectile can clear is 12.7 m, when the projectile is launched at an angle of 15.0 ° above the horizontal. What is the projectile's launch speed?

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