Problem 16CQ

During a lecture demonstration, a professor places two coins on the edge of a table. She then flicks one of the coins horizontally off the table, simultaneously nudging the other over the edge. Describe the subsequent motion of the two coins, in particular discussing whether they hit the floor at the same time.

Solution

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The professor flicks one of the coins horizontally off the table and simultaneously nudging the other over the edge we need to find out will they reach the ground in the same time.