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Vectors problem

  1. Sep 20, 2008 #1
    A cannon located 60m from the base of a vertical 25 m cliff shoots a shell at 43 degrees above the horizontal.

    What is the minimum muzzle velocity be for the shell to clear the top of the cliff ?
    The ground at the top of the cliff is level, with constant elevation of 25 m above the cannon, How far does the shell land past the cliff ?
    A man stands on the roof of a 15 m tall building a throws a rock with a velocity of magnitude 30 m/s at an angle of 33 degrees above the horizontal.

    What is the maximum height above the roof reached by the rock .?
    The magnitude of the velocity of the rock before it strikes the ground ?
    The horizontal distance from the base of the building to the point when the rock strikes the ground .?
    A ball is thrown upward with an initial spped of 20 m/s from the edge of a 45 m high cliff. At the istant the ball is thrown, a woman starts running away from the base of the cliff with a constant speed of 6 m/s .
    At what angle above the horizontal should the ball be thrown so the runner will catch it just before it hits the ground and how far does the women wrun before she catches the ball .?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2008
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  3. Sep 20, 2008 #2


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    Hi yojayydee! :smile:

    Show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help. :smile:
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