Physics 163

Unit 3: Motion in Two-Dimensions

Problem Set C

 

Problem 4:

Tom the cat is chasing Jerry the mouse across a table surface 1.11 m high. Jerry steps out of the way at the last second, and Tom slides off the edge of the table at a speed of 4.23 m/s. How many meters from the bottom edge of the table will Tom strike the floor?

 

 

 

 

 
Diagram
Horizontal
Vertical
x = ???

vix = vfx = _______

ax = 0 m/s

t = ???

y = _______

viy = 0 m/s

ay = -9.8 m/s/s

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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