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Homework Help: Help with hw problem please!

  1. Jan 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Problem 1: A model rocket rises with constant acceleration to a height of 3.9 meters, at which point its speed is 28.0 m/s. How much time does it take for rocket to reach this height? What was magnitude of rocket's acceleration? Find the height and speed of the rocket after 0.10 seconds after launch.

    Problem 2: A lighthouse that rises 49 ft above the surface of the water sits on a rocky cliff that extends 19 feet from its base. A sailor on a boat sights the top of the lighthouse at 30 degrees above the horizontal. If the sailor's eye level is 14 feet above the water, how far is the ship from the rocks?

    Please help. Much appreciated!


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 20, 2010 #2
    Relevant equations are here:
    [tex]\cos\theta=\frac{adjacent}{hypotenuse}[/tex]
    [tex]\sin\theta=\frac{opposite}{hypotenuse}[/tex]
    [tex]\tan\theta=\frac{opposite}{adjacent}[/tex]
    [tex]v_f=v_i+at[/tex]
    [tex]x_f=x_i+.5(v_i+v_f)t[/tex]
    [tex]x_f=x_i+v_it+.5at^2[/tex]
    [tex]v_f^2=v_i^2+2a(x_f-x_i)[/tex]
    Move and equate variables as needed. a is a problem specific constant for all equations.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 #3
    Thank you
     
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