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Motion along a line

  1. Feb 20, 2008 #1
    Compressed air is used to fire a 50g ball vertically upward from a 1.0-m-tall tube. The air exerts an upward force of 2.0N on the ball as long as it is in the tube.

    How high does the ball go above the top of the tube?

    I used ma=F+mg to find acceleration and came up with 30.2 m/s^2. I think from here I need to use a kinematics equation to get the velocity of the ball just as it leaves the tube, but to find the height? I only have acceleration, I don't know which equation to use.
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  3. Feb 20, 2008 #2

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    Use the one connecting initial and final velos, g and the height.
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