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Jan. 2002

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Classical Mechanics

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ID#: 43

Name: Hot air balloon

Description: A hot air balloon rises with a constant positive y-acceleration for a few seconds and then a constant negative y-acceleration until its y-velocity goes to zero. It has a constant x-acceleration until it reaches contant velocity.

Graphs of v_x and v_y vs. time are shown.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-9952323

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