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