Quick physics question?

An object is dropped horizontally from height h, how will duration of flight and distance will change when the same object is thrown at 2 times greater initial velocity.

3 Answers

  • NCS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you THROW an object horizontally from height h, then regardless of the initial velocity, the time to fall vertically is

    t = √(2h / g) → (from h = ½gt²).

    Only the range (horizontal distance) is affected by the initial speed -- the faster the throw, the farther the distance:

    x = v * t = v * √(2h/g)

    2 times greater initial (horizontal) velocity, 2 times the distance.

  • 2 months ago

    I cannot visualise how an object is dropped horizontally.

    If you drop is from rest vertically then the force of gravity pulls the object down

    so, with u = 0, s = h and a = g we can use s = ut + (1/2)at² to get:

    h = (1/2)gt²

    so, flight time is √(2h/g) seconds


  • Jake
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

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