Physics 163

Unit 1: One-Dimensional Kinematics

Problem Set A

 

Problem #7:

Luke Autbeloe drops a stone into a well. The stone splashes into the water below after falling for a time of 4.8 seconds. The stone accelerates at a rate of -9.8 m/s/s. Determine the depth of the well (absolute value only; no + or - sign).

 

 

  1. Identifies known information and unknown quantity
  2. Plots a strategy based upon knowns and unknown and relevant formulas
  3. Performs proper substitutions and manipulations to solve for unknown
 

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