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Ninja Physics

  1. Sep 23, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Mr. Hammer would rather be a lover than a fighter, but ninjas often make that impossible for him. In one epic battle, Mr. Hammer fought two ninjas while balancing atop a canoe. He finished one of them off with a forearm shiver that sent the first ninja flying with an initial upward velocity of 2.34 m/s. He finished the other with an atomic elbow drop that sent the second ninja falling with an initial downward velocity of 3.11 m/s. Compare the accelerations of the two ninjas while they are in the air.


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    No idea how to do this...
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2014 #2

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    Try to think. What force acts on the ninjas when they are in the air?

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  4. Sep 23, 2014 #3
    Would they both just have an acceleration of -9.8 because of gravity?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2014 #4

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    Yes.

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