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A student stands at the edge if a cliff and throws a stone horizontally over the edge with a speed of 18.0m/s. The cliff is 50.0m above a flat, horizontal beach.

a.) What are the coordinates of the initial position?

b.)What are the components of the initial velocity?

c.) Write the equations for the x- and y- components of the velocity of the stoned with time.

d.) Write the equations for the position of the stone with time, using coordinates.

e.) How long after being released does the stone strike the beach below the cliff?

f.) With what speed and angle of impact does the stone land?

2. Relevant equations

I understand some, but am getting confused with the individual components of x and y.

3. The attempt at a solution

We were given a picture (attached)

for a.) I decided to let the point where the rock would start at to be the origin (0,0).

for b.) I knew the x component=18.0 m/s and y= 0m/s at the start.

I know gravity= -9.8m/s and my Dvertical=-50 m. I also know that ViVertical=0m/s...

for e.) I was able to find the time by using Dvertical=Vivertical(t)+(1/2)gt^2... I got t as 3.19 seconds.

What do I do for c, d, and f though? Any help would be tremendous!

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# Motion in Two Dimensions-Projectile off cliff

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