Problem 2-95 Linear Kinematics - (a)

A camera is set up to take photographs of a ball undergoing vertical motion. The camera is \(5.2\; m\) above the ball launcher, which can launch the ball with an initial velocity of \(17 \;m/s\) upward. Assuming that the ball goes straight up and straight down past the camera, at what times will the ball pass the camera?

Accumulated Solution

diagram of camera capturing a ball moving vertically



Which of the Galilean equations can be used here?

(A)    \(v = v_0 + at\)

(B)    \(y = v_{0^t} + (1/2)at^2\)

(C)    \(v^2 = v_0{^2} + 2ay\)