Motion in more than 1 dimensions?

The path of a bird flight is observed. The bird flies in vertical plane with a constant vertical acceleration of 8m/s^-2 downward. When observation begin, the bird is in flight at a height 3m. It rises to a maximum height and down again to finish on the tree at a height of 5m. The horizontal distance between its starting position and the tree is 18m. The bird takes 4 seconds to complete the flight.

1.Find the horizontal and vertical component of the initial velocity

2.Find the maximum height

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    Thank you. The book's answer to max height is 17m.. it apparently corresponds with the start of observation at 3 m above the ground.

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