What is the formula for vertical motion? Thank you.

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- Jun 7th 2007, 02:14 PMEponinevertical motion
What is the formula for vertical motion? Thank you.

- Jun 7th 2007, 02:26 PMtopsquark
You aren't going to get much just by looking at the equation. I'd recommend posting the question.

Here is the basic equation for freefall 1-D motion in the vertical direction.

$\displaystyle y = y_0 + v_0t - \frac{1}{2}gt^2$

where

y is the position at time t

y0 is the initial position

v0 is the initial velocity

g is the acceleration due to gravity

t is the time (assuming we start the clock when the object is at y0).

In this equation I made the assumption that +y is in the upward direction.

-Dan