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Jan. 2002

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Classical Mechanics

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ID#: 89

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.

Vectors v1 and v2 are shown at two instances of time. They can be dragged to a common origin so that the change in velocity can be determined.


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

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