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Two birds are flying directly towards each other at the same speed If the
first bird is flying at a velocity
, what is the the velocity of the
A United Airlines jet is flying at 300 km/hr, while an Air France Concord is
speeding along at 1200 km/hr Both airplanes are flying at the same
altitude If each aircraft experiences problems with an unruly passenger,
and they both decide simultaneously to push the passenger out the door,
which of the unruly passengers will hit the earth first? (Ignore air
Assuming the airplanes in the previous problem continue to travel at the
same velocity after ejecting their respective passengers, where will the
passengers land with respect to their aircraft's path?
The velocity function is all of the following EXCEPT
A police officer living on a planet with no air resistance drops a pair of
handcuffs and a handkerchief from the same height at the same time Which
one will reach the ground first?
What kind of function is an acceleration function describing one-dimensional
In general, the acceleration of objects due to the earth's gravitational
Kinematics is concerned with
A raindrop on a drizzly day takes one minute from the time it leaves the
cloud until it hits your umbrella, 3 miles below The average velocity of
the raindrop on its journey is
The average velocity and the instantaneous velocity of an object will be the
A car traveling at constant velocity
suddenly brakes in an effort to
keep from hitting a rabbit which is 8 ft away If the braking action causes
a constant deceleration
, how long does it take for the car to come to a
In the previous question, how far did the car travel as it was braking?
If the car from the last two questions had initially been traveling at a
speed of 10 ft/s, and experienced (from the braking) a deceleration of 5
, would it have hit the rabbit which was 8 ft away? (Assume the
rabbit was dazed and didn't move at all)
Find the derivative of
3 + + 5
Evaluate the derivative of
3 + x
2 + 5x
x = - 2
Find the velocity of an object described by the position function
x(t) = 3x
t = - 1
Find the acceleration of an object described by the position function
x(t) = 3x
t = - 1
What is the magnitude of the initial (ie at
t = 0
) velocity vector?
What is the position of the object at time
t = - 2
The object is moving
What is the acceleration of this object at time
t = 25
This equation might describe an object
In creature-land, the measure of one's hardcoreness is directly correlated
to how high one can jump Unfortunately, creatures cannot jump straight up,
but must take a running start If creature A jumps with initial velocity
(2, 2, 5)
, and creature B jumps with initial velocity vector
(5, 4, 2)
-direction points upwards), which creature is more
According to the previous question, which creature travels furthest during
Which function could describe the velocity of a ball being thrown
horizontally off a fire escape?
Phin and Wittgenstein are hanging out on the moon when they decide to have a
contest to see who can shoot a bullet farther Both use identical guns
Phin decides to shoot at a 60 degree angle, while Wittgenstein holds his gun
at 45 degrees when shooting Whose bullet lands the furthest away?
The office of the Harvard Review of Philosophy is located approximately 10
ft below the earth's surface The acceleration due to gravity experienced
by members working in this office is
A couple of students at Putney decide to go bicycle riding one day Simon
rides at a speed of 10 miles per hour, while Liz's average speed is 20 miles
per hour After bicycling for several hours, both Simon and Liz come home
and park their bicycles exactly where they started Simons's average
velocity for the entire ride is
If, during their bike ride, Simon and Liz were always biking at a constant
While sitting at his office desk, Stephen Greenblatt enjoys throwing
crumpled pieces of paper into a wastebasket across the room Over the
years, he has carefully kept track of all the different combinations of
initial speeds and angles at which he can throw the crumpled pieces of paper
while still making the same basket He hopes to some day have a complete
list of all the possibilities Professor Greenblatt's efforts are useless
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