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What is the acceleration of a book on a bookshelf

  1. May 3, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If a book falls off a bookshelf
    What is its acceleration?
    How fast will it have fallen after 1 second?
    I wonder if someone could tell me how to work this out.
    Does it depend on the size of the book, and do I need any other information.
    This is all the problem says.

    Many thanks


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 3, 2008 #2
    Didn't you even try to solve it?
     
  4. May 3, 2008 #3
    if a book falls off a bookshelf, wouldn't it's acceleration be 9.8 m/s2?
     
  5. May 3, 2008 #4
    u=0, t=1, a=9.8 m/s2
     
  6. May 3, 2008 #5
    QUITE RLY xD



    HUGE SPOILER

    [tex]v(t)=a(t)t+v_{0}(t)[/tex]
     
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