Problem 2-95 Linear Kinematics - Part 2 - (b)

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



When the data is substituted we get:

(A)    \(5.1 = 17t + 4.9t^2\)

(B)    \(-5.1 = 17t - 4.9t^2\)

(C)    \(5.1 = 17t - 4.9t^2\)