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Physics Projectile Motion-Need Help please!

  1. Nov 30, 2004 #1
    Jack jumps over a candlestick with a velocity of 5 m/s at an angle of 30 to the horizantal. Did Jack burn his feet on the .25 m high candle?

  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2004 #2
    Specifically, you are looking for Jack's maximum height in the parabola he will make (where the vertical component of his velocity will be zero). You can either use the parabola equation if you already derived it, or the acceleration equation, where your acceleration is due to gravity (-9.8[m/s^2]) with an initial speed of the vertical component of the initial velocity vector.
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