(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This isn't really homework, because I'm not at school anymore (aged 42!) but I will describe as best as I can.

A small object like a droplet of water is released from a height (point A), falling on the surface (Point B) with initial speed 0. Distance between A and B, I will call d and obviously there's gravity (g) and time it takes for the droplet to fall from A to B, I will call t1. I know the equation so that given d is known, and so is gravity, then I can calculate time (t1).

Suppose that between points A and B, there's a point X. By the time the droplet has reached X is already has a certain speed. How do I calculate the time (t2) that it takes for the droplet to travel from X to the surface (B)?

2. Relevant equations

t1=square_root((2 * d)/g)

3. The attempt at a solution

I know (or at least I think I know) that I can't use the same equation to calculate t2 because the droplet already has a certain speed.

Apologies, if I'm not explaining this very well. I've not done any physics for 25 years and the reason I need this is because I'm doing high speed photography with falling objects.

thx

DK

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# Homework Help: Very simple gravity/time/distance travelled problem

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