Physics 163

Unit 3: Motion in Two-Dimensions

Problem Set D

 

Problem 4:

A punter kicks a football at an angle of 33.3 degrees with the horizontal at an initial speed of 24.7 m/s. What distance (in meters) away should a punt returner position himself to catch the ball just before it strikes the ground? 

 

 

 

 

 
Diagram
Horizontal
Vertical
x = ______

vix = vfx = ______

ax = ______

t = ______

y = ______

viy = ______

ay = ______

vfy = ______

t = ______

 

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

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

 

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