Answer to Question #3181 in Mechanics | Relativity for zizi
A- What is the acceleration of the of the basketball at the heights point in its trajectory ?
B- At what speed must the player throw the basketball so that the ball goes through the hoop without striking the bachboard?
Initial position: (xi, yi) = (0,2)
Final position: (xf, yf) = (10, 1.05) ...note that yf is 1.05 m above the origin defined above.
Launch angle is 40 deg above horizontal.
To find the initial speed, we find the components of the initial velocity, whcih we write
Vix = Vi cos 40 Viy = Vi sin 40
horizontal Velocity = V*Cosθ
If T is the total time of flight, and the basket is 10m away then you know that V*Cosθ*T = 10m
time required to reach the maximum height
Initial velocity/g = V*Sinθ/g = T1
Now T1 is only the part of the problem, because Total time = Time to rise (T1) plus time to fall down(T2).
Max height :(V*Sinθ)2 = 2gH
(Remember H is 2m higher than the ground.)
How long to drop from max height?
(H - 1.02) = 1/2 g* T22
(The 1.02 is the difference in height above the release point.)
1.05=10tan40 - (490/v2(cos40)2)
v2((cos40)2*10tan40) - 490 = v2((cos40)2)
v2((cos40)2*10tan40) - v2((cos40)2) = 490
v2(4.337215) = 490
v = (490/4.337215)0.5
v = 10.66m/s
Now acceleration a = -g, where g = 9.81 m/s2 is the gravity acceleration which is directed verticaly to the ground, horizonlal component of acceleration=0.
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