Homework 5

Due Thursday September 3rd.

1) A projectile is launched at ground level with an initial speed of 50.0 m/s at an angle of 30.0º above the horizontal. It strikes a target above the ground 3.00 seconds later. What are the x and y distances from where the projectile was launched to where it lands?

2) A ball is kicked with an initial velocity of 16 m/s in the horizontal direction and 12 m/s in the vertical direction.  It starts and stops at ground level.

(a) At what speed does the ball hit the ground?

(b) For how long does the ball remain in the air?

(c) What maximum height is attained by the ball?

3) A ball is thrown horizontally from the top of a 60.0-m building and lands 100.0 m from the base of the building. Ignore air resistance.

(a) How long is the ball in the air?

(b) What must have been the initial horizontal component of the velocity?

(c) What is the vertical component of the velocity just before the ball hits the ground?

(d) What is the velocity (including both the horizontal and vertical components) of the ball just before it hits the ground?

4) A daredevil is attempting to jump his motorcycle over a line of buses parked end to end by driving up a 32º ramp at a speed of 40.0 m/s (144 km/h) .

(a) How many buses can he clear if the top of the takeoff ramp is at the same height as the bus tops and the buses are 20.0 m long?

(b) Discuss what your answer implies about the margin of error in this act—that is, consider how much greater the range is than the horizontal distance he must travel to miss the end of the last bus. (Neglect air resistance.)