Problem 101GP

Astronauts on a distant planet throw a rock straight upward and record its motion with a video camera. After digitizing their video, they are able to produce the graph of height, y, versus time, t, shown in Figure 2-36. (a) What is the acceleration of gravity on this planet? (b) What was the initial speed of the rock?

FIGURE 2-36 Problem 101

Solution 101GP

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In this problem, for an Astronauts on a distant planet, throws a rock straight in upwards direction, we need to find, (a) the acceleration of gravity of planet and (b) the initial speed of the rock.