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Homework Help: What is the speed with which she lands?

  1. Nov 27, 2007 #1
    A pole-vaulter of mass 60kg vaults to a height of 6.0m before dropping to thick padding placed below to cushion her fall. What is the speed with which she lands?


    -I know it has something to do with momentum, but I dont even know where to begin on this one
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2007 #2

    rock.freak667

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    Consider neglecting air resistance and using the law of conservation of energy
     
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