And for the displacement, it is actually y, but y = displacement, or represents it
I'm having trouble with a few problems... =(, they involve vertical movement
And these are equations that are supposed to help and use in each problem:
For the following eq.'s, Gravity = 9.8 m/s^2 or 32.2 ft/s^2
A) Final velocity = initial velocity + gravity x (time)
B) Displacement = 1/2[inital + final velocity]time
C) Displacement = [Initial velocity x time] + 1/2(gravity)(time^2)
D) [Final velocity]^2 = [Initial velocity]^2 + 2(gravity)(displacement)
1) 2 identical pellet guns are fired simultaneously from the edge of a cliff. These guns impart an initial speed of 30m/s to each pellet. Gun A is fired straight upward, with the pellet going up and then falling back down, eventually hitting the ground beneath the cliff. Gun B is fired straight downward. In the absence of air resistance, how long after pellet B is hits the ground does pellet A hit the ground?
When A reaches back to where it started and falls down, it has the same speed as B (30m/s) but like the problem states, it takes the trip up as well..
The answer is 6.12 seconds, how do I get that answer...
2) A wrecking hall is hanging at rest from a crane when suddenly the cable breaks. The time it takes for the ball to fall 1/2 way to the ground is 1.2 seconds. Find the time it takes for the ball to fall from the rest all the way to the ground
The answer is 1.7 seconds, and im totally lost on this one
1.
for gun A, let be the time for the pellet to hit he ground ...
for gun B, let be the time for the pellet to hit he ground ...
since is the same for both guns ...
2.
falling halfway ...
falling the entire way ...
double the halfway equation ...
since ...
solve for t.
Pet peeve alert! Pet peeve alert! Danger Will Robinson!
Gravity is a force, not an acceleration. What you mean to say is that the acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m/s^2, or simply g = 9.8 m/s^2. I have seen students get VERY confused on this point.
And I have seen a few instructors doing this too. They should be lightly coated in cornmeal (season to taste) baked at 350 F for 10 minutes and consumed by rabid hyenas.
End of pet peeve. You may now return to your regularly scheduled homework.
-Dan