Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 3 - For Thought and Discussion: 10

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It depends on the acceleration of the bus, for while you will appear to be throwing the ball straight up, it will have an x velocity equal to that of the bus. Thus, if the bus has a negative acceleration, the ball will land in front of the bus, but if the bus has a positive acceleration, the ball will land behind the bus. Finally, if the bus has a constant velocity, the ball will return to your hand.
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