# Thread: New to forum, lets see if you can help

1. ## New to forum, lets see if you can help

Hi, im in the middle of extending SUVAT equations, im learning from a book so have no tutor to ask about this, i hope someone here can help

if a ball is thrown from 1.2m above ground to a overall height of 2.45m then S=2.45 and So=1.2 correct?

Now when the ball comes back down to be caught in the hand what is S and So?

2. Please clarify what $\displaystyle S$ and $\displaystyle S_0$ denote.

3. Originally Posted by j55
Hi, im in the middle of extending SUVAT equations, im learning from a book so have no tutor to ask about this, i hope someone here can help

if a ball is thrown from 1.2m above ground to a overall height of 2.45m then S=2.45 and So=1.2 correct?

Now when the ball comes back down to be caught in the hand what is S and So?

I will assume that

$\displaystyle S_{0}$ = initial velocity
while
$\displaystyle S$ = the height at a particular time.

Assuming that is correct and assuming that the ball is being caught at exactly the same height in which it was thrown from then $\displaystyle S$=1.2. The initial height will always be 1.2 and will not change since it is a constant and not effected by time.

4. ## re

i thought So was initial position not velocity? in suvat equations U represents initial velocity.
im quite confused because im reading different things in different places.

5. I learnt u was initial velocity.

The question is rather confusing, I can only assume that the ball is thrown from the hand which is 1.2m above ground so surely they're reversed.

6. ## re

thats what i thought, so if the ball is falling from 1.25m (regardless of how far it is falling) the initial position is 1.25m which is So yes?