Problem 107GP

A glaucous-winged gull, ascending straight upward at 5.20 m/s, Tops a shell when it is 12.5 m above the ground. (a) What are the magnitude and direction of the shell’s acceleration just after it is released? (b) Find the maximum height above the ground reached by the shell. (c) How long does it take for the shell to reach the ground? (d) What is the speed of the shell at this time?

Solution 107GP

Step 1 of 6:

In this question, we need to find the magnitude and direction of shell’s acceleration after it is released

In part b, we need to find the maximum height above the ground reached by the shell

In part c, we need to find the time taken by the shell to reach ground

In part d, we need to find the velocity of the shell when it reaches ground

Given data

Initial velocity of winged gull

Height reached

Part a