Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Kinematics in One Dimension - Exercises and Problems - Page 66: 61


(a) $a = \frac{gh}{d}$ (b) $a = 70~m/s^2$

Work Step by Step

(a) We can find the required speed at the top of the tube as: $v^2 = 0+2gh$ $v = \sqrt{2gh}$ We can find the required acceleration in the tube as: $a = \frac{v^2-v_0^2}{2d}$ $a = \frac{(\sqrt{2gh})^2-0}{2d}$ $a = \frac{gh}{d}$ (b) $a = \frac{gh}{d}$ $a = \frac{(9.80~m/s^2)(3.2~m)}{0.45~m}$ $a = 70~m/s^2$
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