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Homework Help: Velocity and acceleration of a person and train

  1. Nov 8, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A person is standing on top floor anywhere along a measuring tape that runs from point A to point B. There is a train on the ground level directly below that floor. The distance between the top floor and the level of the train is 4.95 m. Train is going from Photogate A (a sensor) (its directly below point A) to Photogate B (directly below point B). The train is running at a constant speed along the track and parallel to the balcony. Objective is to hit the train with a "bomb" blindly. You are given a stopwatch.

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    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 8, 2007 #2
    Give us an attempt, we'll lend you our ears.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2007 #3
    Why don't you start off my stating some equations that could be used for this question.
     
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