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The cliff divers of Acapulco push off | Ch 3 - 63GP

Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition | ISBN: 9780130606204 | Authors: Douglas C. Giancoli ISBN: 9780130606204 3

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Problem 63GP

Problem

The cliff divers of Acapulco push off horizontally from rock platforms about 35 m above the water, but they must clear rocky outcrops at water level that extend out into the water 5.0 m from the base of the cliff directly under their launch point. See Fig. 3-53.What minimum pushoff speed is necessary to clear the rocks? How long are they in the air?

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Problem 63GP

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The height of the cliff h = 35 m.

The distance of the rock from the base of the cliff (x) = 5 m.

 

Let v be the horizontal speed with which the jumpers jump the cliff. Considering the downward direction as the positive y direction and the origin at the point from which the divers jump off the cliff.

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Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
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Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

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