Exploration 2.6: Toss the Ball to Barely Touch the Ceiling

Check your calculation:  v0 = m/s

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To show your coordination, you try to toss a ball straight upward so that it just barely touches the ceiling (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds).  What initial velocity is required?  In this Exploration the acceleration of the ball is -9.8 m/s2.  Calculate this initial velocity and then test your answer by typing the initial velocity in the text box and clicking the "set velocity and play" button.   Restart.

 

 

Exploration authored by Aaron Titus.
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