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Is Vx accelerating? (simple yes/no question)

  1. Feb 10, 2006 #1
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    on earth, there is this object pushed off of a cliff. I know it is accelerating on the y axis, but is the object accelerating in the x axis?
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2006 #2
    i have the distance from Xo to Xf (.35m) as well as the time it takes to get there (.349927s)
     
  4. Feb 10, 2006 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    Force= mass * acceleration. Is there any force in the x-direction?
     
  5. Feb 10, 2006 #4

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    Are there any forces in the x direction (after it's pushed)?

    EDIT: Such timing!
     
  6. Feb 10, 2006 #5
    someone pushes it 1.6 meters before it reaches the cliff, where it decelerates as a result of friction and falls off the cliff
     
  7. Feb 10, 2006 #6

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    I'm guessing this problem is supposed to start after the fall, so you probably don't have to consider forces that acted prior to that. After the fall, are there any forces in the x direction?
     
  8. Feb 10, 2006 #7
    no, so i guess its not accelerating. thanks so much
     
  9. Feb 10, 2006 #8
    No, it is not acceleratiing in the X direction. Acceleration is only at beggining.
    anyway..cya



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