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Would KE be more if a ball was thrown at a smaller angle?

  1. Feb 27, 2010 #1
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  3. Feb 27, 2010 #2


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    Hi okgo! :smile:

    When the initial speed is the same, so is the total energy …

    so if the maximum height is different, the KE there must be different also. :wink:
  4. Feb 27, 2010 #3
    you can also think about the ball thrown in the limiting angles..vertical on one hand and horozontal on the other. In the former, the velocity slows to zero at maximum height; in the latter it does not change velocity.
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