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Physics 185 Orange Coast College Arnold Guerra III

Extra Examples Chapter 2



1. A car traveling at a constant velocity of magnitude 45.0 m/s passes a trooper hidden behind a
billboard. One second after the speeding car passes the billboard; the trooper sets out from the
billboard to catch it, accelerating at a constant rate of 3.00 m/s
2
. How long does it take the
trooper to overtake the speeding car?

2. A stone is thrown from the top of a building with an initial velocity of 20.0 m/s straight
upward. The building is 50.0 m high, and the stone just misses the edge of the roof on its way
down.
(a) Determine the time at which the stone reaches its maximum height.
(b) Determine the maximum height above the rooftop reached by the stone.
(c) Determine the time at which the stone returns to the level of the thrower.
(d) Determine the velocity of the stone when it reaches the level of the thrower.
(e) Determine the velocity and position of the stone at t = 5.00 s.

3. A particle in rectilinear motion has an acceleration given by a(t) = (-6t + 18) m/s
2
. When t = 0,
the velocity is v = - 15 m/s, and its position is x = 0. Write down equations for v(t) and x(t).
t= 30.969s
v(t) = -3t^2 +18t -15 (m/s) / x(t) = -t^3 +9t^2 -15t (m)
t= 2.041s
H= 20.408m (from the top of the building)
t= 4.082s
v= -20.0036 m/s
H= 27.5m (above the ground)/ v = -29 m/s