Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions - Problems - Page 86: 36c


the ball will not clear the net

Work Step by Step

This time ball travels at an angle of $5^{0}$ initially. So the time till the ball reaches the net will be: $t=\dfrac {L}{v_{0}\cos \alpha }\approx 0.5104s$ where L is the distance from net to ball when ball is served and $α$ is the angle ball served relative to horizontal line. So the height of the ball when it reaches the net will be $H_{1}=H_{0}+v_{0}t\sin \alpha -\dfrac {gt^{2}}{2}\approx 0.034m$ So $H_{1} < H_{net}$ and the ball will not clear the net.
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