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The flight of a football 2020-05-06
From Michael:
Football is thrown from a 10-yard line. It reaches its highest height of 20 yards. It lands on the 50-yard line after 2 seconds. What is the equation of the parabola that models this throw? I really need help as I've been on this for the longest amount of time.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A penny is thrown from the top of a building 2018-03-16
From Zoraida:
A penny is thrown from the top of a 26.7-meter building and hits the ground 3.39 seconds after it was thrown. The penny reached its maximum height above the ground 0.89 seconds after it was thrown.

a. Define a quadratic function, h, that expresses the height of the penny above the ground (measured in meters) as a function of the number of seconds elapsed since the penny was thrown, t. b. What is the maximum height of the penny above the ground?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Distance as a function of acceleration 2013-07-10
From Tom:
If you start at a stoplight and your acceleration is 16t - t^2, how far have you gone after 8 seconds?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Uniform acceleration 2011-12-06
From Android:
At a certain instant, two cars A and B are 2000 ft apart. At this instant, car A is traveling at 15 miles/hr. and accelerating at 3 ft/s^2 while B is moving towards A at 30 miles/hr. and an acceleration of 2 ft/s^2.

Find the ff:
a.) The possible time of their collusion in minutes.
b.) The distance in ft. each has traveled before collusion.

Answered by Penny Nom.
A falling object 2009-02-01
From Tamara:
We drop an object from rest (i.e. its initial spped is zero. It is falling freely toward the ground. What will be its speed after 5 seconds of falling?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What will be its speed after 10s? 2009-02-01
From Tamara:
An object has an initial speed of 5 m/s and is accelerating with 2 m/s2 (m/s squared) acceleration. What will be its speed after 10s?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Time with Non-Uniform Motion 2008-07-21
From jenina:
An unmarked police car, travelling a constant 95km/h, is passed by a speeder travelling 145km/h. precisely 1.00s after the speed passes, the policeman steps on the accelerator. If the police carís acceleration is 2.00m/s≤, how much time elapses after the police car is passed until it overtakes the speeder (assumed moving at constant speed)?
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
Throwing a ball on the moon 2008-05-21
From leria:
equation for motion of moon is h=2.67t^2 + vt + s equation for earth h=-16t + vt + s

Suppose you are on an outpost on the moon and Jan is back on Earth. Both people toss a ball from a height of 96 feet with an initial velocity of 16 feet per second. How much longer will your ball stay in motion on the moon than Jan's on the earth?

Math Central,

I'm having a difficult time understanding which numbers to plug into the formula.

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
At what value of t is the maximum acceleration? 2008-04-25
From Mary:
Velocity of a function (which is the first derivative of its position) is defined over the interval 0 to 12 using the following piecewise function: v(t)=-1 from 0 to 4, v(t)=x-5 from (4 to 8 and v(t)=-x+11 from (8 to 12. At what value of t is the maximum acceleration?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Two points moving on a straight line 2008-03-06
From laura:
Particle A travels at constant speed of 1.0ms-1 in straight line, passing particle B, at which time particle B beings traveling with constant acceleration of 0.2ms-2 until reaching Particle A.
What equations represent the displacement of particle A and particle B measure from the point they first pass?
How long does it take for particle B to catch up with particle A?
What is the speed of particle B when reaching particle A?
What distance have both particles traveled from where they first pass to where they meet again?
Calculate the displacement of both particle A and B at 2 second intervals between t=0s and t=12s?

Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
How far from the corner will the police catch the car? 2008-01-27
From Joel:
A car is going down the road at a speed of 90km/h in a 50km/h zone. As the car passes a corner, a police cruiser sitting there notices it. Five seconds later the cruiser begins accelerating at 5.0m/s squared. Assuming that he is able to maintain this acceleration, how far from the corner will the police catch the car? How fast will the cruiser be going?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Constantly accelerated motion 2007-10-29
From Priyanka:
A, B and C are three points lying in that order on a straight line. A body is projected from B towards A with speed 3 m/s. The body experiences an acceleration of 1 m/s^2 towards C. If BC =20 m, find the time taken to reach C and the distance travelled by the body from the moment of projection until it reaches C.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The second derivative 2007-04-14
From Gerry:
In mathematical context,what do you understand by the term "Second Derivative"
Answered by Penny Nom.
How long does she have to get out of the way? 2007-02-23
From Sharon:
How do I solve this? The height h (in feet) of an object that is dropped from the height of s feet is given by the formula h = s - 16t^2 , where t is the time the object has been falling. A 6 foot tall woman on a sidewalk looks directly overhead and sees a window washer drop a bottle from the 6 story. How long does she have to get out of the way? Round to the nearest tenth. (A story is 12 feet.)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Acceleration 2007-02-20
From thomas:
Don't know if this service still exists. ACCELERATION CALCULATION initial vel 0km/hr final vel 24km/hr time 3s
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A person jumps from the roof of a house 2007-02-13
From Jessie:
A person jumps from the roof of a house 3.9m high. When he strikes the ground below, he bends his knees so that the torso decelerates over an approximate distance of 0.70m. If the mass of his torso (excluding legs) is 42kg, find a) his velocity just before his feet strike the ground , and b) the average force exerted on his torso by his legs during deceleration.

Please provide calculations and answers for comparison.

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Freefalling objects 2007-01-25
From Patricia:
How long will it take a stone dropped from atop a 1000-meter tall building to reach the ground?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Throwing a stone downwards 2007-01-12
From Momo:
a stone is thrown vertically downward with an initial speed of 14m/s from a height of 65 m above the ground. A) how far does the stone travel in the first 2.0 s? B) what is the stone velocity just before it hits the ground?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Find the distance function s(t) given the acceleration function a(t) 2006-11-16
From David:
Find the distance function s(t) of the acceleration function: a(t)= sin(0.1t)/ cos^3(0.1t)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Velocity and acceleration 2005-10-27
From Candace:
When taking the integral of the position function, you get the velocity function, and the same for velocity to acceleration. So when you do each of these, you get a function. But when you integrate on a graph, you get an area under a curve. The area is un units squared- where do the units go when you make it an equation? How can a function be an area?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Accelerating to the speed of light 2004-09-30
From Lars:
How long time would it take to accelerate up to the speed of light with an acceleration speed similar to 0-100 seconds in 5 seconds?
Answered by Penny Nom.
g on Mars 2004-01-22
From RC:
To measure the acceleration on Mars an object is dropped from a height of 160m. It takes 10s for this object to hit the ground. What is the value for g on Mars?g
Answered by Penny Nom.
A helicopter rises vertically 2003-09-02
From Kate:
A helicopter rises vertically and t seconds after leaving hte ground its velocity is given in feet per second by v(t) = 8t + 40 / (t+2)2 How far above the ground will the helicopter be after 3 seconds?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A good rule of thumb when driving 2002-06-13
From Lisa:
A good rule of thumb when driving is that you should be about one car length away from the car in front of you for every 10 miles per hour that you are travelling. Suppose you follow this rule perfectly (so you are exactly the correct distance away). You are waiting at a stop light with your front bumper just touching the car in front of you. The light turns green and the car in front accelerates at a constant rate "r". Calculate how you should accelerate in order to follow the rule.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A jogger 2001-03-12
From Bill:
At time t=0 a jogger is running at a velocity of 300 meters per minute. The jogger is slowing down with a negative acceleration that is directly propotional to time t. This brings the jogger to a stop in 10 minutes.

a) write an expression for the velocity of the jogger at time t.

b) what is the total distance traveled by the jogger in that 10-minute interval.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Gravity 2000-09-06
From Robert Broomfield:
If they dropped a 1lb object from 40,000 feet in the air, at what speed would it it the ground?
Answered by Harley Weston.



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