Physics 163

Unit 3: Motion in Two-Dimensions

Problem Set C

 

Problem 10:

The Aculpulco cliff divers dive from a cliff that is 58.3 m high. The rocks below the cliff extend horizontally outward for 20.3 m. What is the minimum horizontal velocity (in m/s) a diver must have when leaving the cliffs to clear the rocks safely? Assume that the divers take a horizontal leap off the cliff.

 

 

 

 

 
Diagram
Horizontal
Vertical
x = ______

vix = vfx = ______

ax = ______

t = ______

y = ______

viy = ______

ay = ______

vfy = ______

t = ______

 

A discussion of the formulae for projectile motion and of the basic strategy for solving such problems is provided on the Set C Overview Page.

Detailed information about and discussion of the strategies for solving horizontally launched projectile problems is provided online at The Physics Classroom.

 

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