Hello everyone I know that [tex] \sqrt { \frac {2d} {g} } [/tex] but what about including initial velocity? Thanks in advanced "Im the master of time" -- Eiffel 65
that _what_ is [tex] \sqrt { \frac {2d} {g} } [/tex]? It's [tex]t= \sqrt { \frac {2d} {g} } [/tex]. Where did that equation come from?
[tex]y = y_0 + v_0 t - \frac {g t^2}{2}[/tex] This is the kinematic equation describing a falling body (ignoring air resistance). Here "up" is positive and "down" is negative; "y" is the position after t seconds; [itex]y_0[/itex] is the initial height; [itex]v_0[/itex] is the initial speed.
I am still not clear why the time of the initial velocity (going up) is equal to the t in 1/2gt^2. Will someone enlighten me?
I'm unclear what you are asking. What do you mean by "time of the initial velocity"? Please rephrase your question. What problem are you trying to solve?
If a person is standing on top of the cliff, throws the ball upwards at 15 ft/sec from an initial height of 50 ft. How high is the rock after 2 seconds. Also, what is the total time when it hits the ground at 50 ft below. I know I can solve the problem by following the formula y=1/2 at^2 +Vot +yo, yo being the initial height. What is not clear to me is why is t (time) the same throughout the equation.
The time (t) in that equation is a parameter that continually changes. t = 0 is the moment when the ball is first thrown. That equation tells you how the position of the ball changes as a function of time, where time is measured from the moment the ball was thrown.
That equation still will not give you the correct answer. That is for if the initial velocity is orthaginol to gravity. You are not accounting for the distance traveled in the positive y direction. You need velocity to start out positive at a decreasing rate, and end up negative at an increasing rate. Either work it piecewise find a path function.
You have it backwards. That equation only deals with vertical motion (in the y direction). The v_{0} in that equation is just the y-component of the initial velocity.
Why don't you show what you did and we'll take a look at your work? (As I thought was explained before, time is just a parameter. That formula gives the position as a function of time.) In one case, the time is given and you'll calculate the position. In the other case you know the final position and you have to solve for the time. You use the same equation for both parts.
I can only solve for the height after 2 seconds which is 15.6 ft, but I do not know how to solve for the total time.
Another way of solving, which I am not sure is: d =Vot + (0.5)at^2 50= (-15)t + 16.1 t^2 t= 2.28 seconds
Looks fine to me. What's the point of guessing? This is equivalent to the first method--you just multiplied both sides by -1. (It's the same equation.) So it seems that you understand how to solve for the time after all. Or do you still have a question?
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