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Homework Help: Projectile Motion - A classical mechanics problem

  1. Nov 24, 2015 #1
    In Matrix, Morpheus shows how to jump. He jumps easily, but Neo falls in his first jump.
    Morpheus’ jump takes 4 s and Neo’s fall takes 7 s.
    Distance between the buildings as L and height as h and consider that Neo falls at the middle of the distances, L/2.
    If both 1 of them know a bit of physics, they would jump with 45◦ , what is the height of the buildings and the distance between them? (Both building has same height)
    Neo’s jump video:

    I am a bit confused how to solve this problem, should I take their velocities as same? Or should I think only think about the Neo's projectile angle is higher than 45 degrees to the ground?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 24, 2015 #2
    According to the problem, both jump at 45 degrees. So the difference must be their initial velocities.
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