# Projectile motion and speed

1. Sep 25, 2007

### texmex

A projectile is to be fired so that it just clears an obstacle 80m high at its maximum height.
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5729/physicszh7.jpg [Broken]
a) by considering the vertical motion only, calculate the verticle speedand the time taken to reach its maximum height
b) if the distance between A to B is 100m, calculate the horizontal speed with wich the ball was thrown.
c) Hence find v and Θ.

totally stuck at this, any help much appricated.

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2. Sep 25, 2007

### hage567

Have you tried anything? What equations might be used? What can you say about the vertical component of the velocity at maximum height?

3. Sep 25, 2007

### texmex

the farthest i got, was putting in the right angle, and as for equations that could be used, i think it may have something to do with - Vvertical= vsinΘ. not entirely sure though.

4. Sep 25, 2007

### hage567

That would be the initial vertical velocity (is that a negative sign?). What is the vertical velocity at the instant of maximum height?