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Homework Help: How to solve them?

  1. Sep 19, 2004 #1
    A ball is shot from the ground into the air. At a height of 9.1m, its velocity is observed to be v =7.6 i + 6.1 j in meters per second. (a) To what maximum height does the ball rise? (b) What horizontal distance does the ball travel? What are (c) the magnitude and (d) the direction of the ball’s velocity just before it hits the ground?

    When a large star becomes a supernova, its core may be compressed so tightly that it becomes a neutron star, with a radius of about 20 km (about the size of the San Francisco area). If a neutron star rotates once every second, (a) what is the speed of a particle on the star’s equator and (b) what is the magnitude of the particle’s centripetal acceleration? (c) If the neutron star rotates faster, do the answers to (a) and (b) increase, decrease, or remain the same?

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  3. Sep 19, 2004 #2
    for 4: use [tex]v_2^2 - v_1^2 = 2 a \Delta x[/tex]
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  4. Sep 19, 2004 #3
    a> third kinematic equation
    b> range equation or simple distance = speed * t would also do
    c> u have to find the vertical velocity but think over it u may have already found it out during a and b maybe.

    c>u decide!

    -- AI
  5. Sep 19, 2004 #4
    5a) v=40kpi (rad/s)??

    i already solve 4a)10.9605m
    what is the horizontal speed? is it 7.1*2.0906=ans??

    how to solve b) and c)??
  6. Sep 19, 2004 #5
    Before going to your 5th lets finish ur 4th,
    Assuming u r not from antarctica where u might be holding a map upside down relative to me, what would v =7.6 i + 6.1 j tell u ?? :wink:

    -- AI
    P.S -> i assumed u know that horizontal velocity remains constant during a projectile motion :rolleyes:
  7. Sep 19, 2004 #6
    7.6 is the horizontal velocity
    6.1 is the vertical velocity
    4a) 0=6.1^2+2(-10)s

    what is the horizontal speed? is it 7.1*2.0906=15.8886m

    is it correct??

    how about c) and d) how to solve?
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2004
  8. Sep 20, 2004 #7
    I think u mean horizontal distance ....
    is that that t=2.0906 the overall time?

    for c and d,
    get the horizontal velocity when it hits the ground(say v_h)
    get the vertical velocity when it hits the ground(say v_v)
    magnitude = sqrt(v_h*v_h+v_v*v_v)
    angle = arctan(v_v/v_h)

    -- AI
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