Problems for Motion with Constant Acceleration in Two and Three Dimensions
Problem : A basketball player who is standing 15 feet away from a basketball hoop is trying to make a basket. If the height of the hoop is 10 feet, and the height at which the player shoots the ball is 6 feet, at what angle and with what speed should the player shoot the ball?
Problem : Assume that the basketball player in the previous problem has a special condition which allows him only to shoot basketballs at a speed of 10 ft/s. How might someone go about finding at what angle must he shoot the ball in order to make the basket?