Practice Problems
Mixed Two-Dimensional Projectiles
Directions:
This worksheet allows you to practice three different modes of releasing two-dimensional projectiles.
release A has s
_{y}
= 0
release B has s
_{y}
> 0
release C has s
_{y}
< 0
release D is thrown horizontally and has s
_{y}
< 0
omit
Question 1
For each of the following questions:
the release velocity V =
20 m/sec
when thrown at an angle (projectiles A, B, and C), the angle is
44º
the height of the cliff (projectiles C and D) is
15 meters
the barrier projectile B strikes is
3 meters
tall
What is the height of the apex for projectile A?
10.6 meters
9.8 meters
20.4 meters
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Question 2
How fast is projectile A moving as it passes through its apex?
20.0 m/sec
13.9 m/sec
14.4 m/sec
0 m/sec
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Question 3
What is the magnitude of projectile A's resultant impact velocity when it returns to the ground?
0 m/sec
13.9 m/sec
20 m/sec
14.4 m/sec
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Question 4
How much time does projectile B spend in the air before it strikes the barrier?
0.24 sec
1.42 sec
2.60 sec
3.04 sec
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Question 5
At what angle does projectile B strike the barrier?
18.5º
44.0º
51.2º
38.8º
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Question 6
How far horizontally from the point of release is the barrier located?
20.4 meters
36.1 meters
37.4 meters
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Question 7
How high is the apex of projectile C above the bottom of the cliff?
24.8 meters
25.6 meters
35.4 meters
28.9 meters
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Question 8
As projectile C passes through its apex which of the following statenments is true?
its instantaneous velocity equals 20.0 m/sec and its acceleration is -9.8 m/sec
^{2}
its instantaneous velocity equals 22.1 m/sec and its acceleration is +9.8 m/sec
^{2}
its instantaneous velocity equals zero, and its acceleration equals 0 //sec
^{2}
its instantaneous velocity equals 14.4 m/sec and its acceleration is -9.8 m/sec
^{2}
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Question 9
What is the magnitude of projectile C's resultant impact velocity when it returns to the ground?
26.3 m/sec
22.1 m/sec
20.0 m/sec
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Question 10
How much time does projectile C spend in the air before it strikes the ground at the base of the cliff?
2.54 seconds
0.83 seconds
3.67 seconds
0.75 seconds
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Question 11
How much time does projectile D spend in the air before it strikes the ground at the base of the cliff?
4.73 seconds
2.84 seconds
1.75 seconds
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Question 12
At what angle does projectile D strike the ground at the base of the cliff?
33.1º
37.2º
40.6º
56.9º
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Question 13
How far from the base of the cliff does projectile D strike the ground?
35.0 meters
25.2 meters
94.6 meters
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