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Here we have two bow and arrows. One we brought, the other we made. We are going to try to apply physics to compare which of these arrows are better.
Here is the data we knew.
Made Bow:
Time from top of flight to hitting the ground: 1.86 s
Acceleration = 10 m/s/s
Vi = 0 m/s
Bought Bow:
Time from top of flight to bottom: 2.04 s
Acceleration = 10 m/s/s
Vi = 0 m/s
Now you need to use kinematics to find the distance it traveled upwards and its Vf before it hits the ground.
Bought Bow:
Vf = Vi + a (t)
Vf = 0 + 10 (2.04)
Vf = 20.4 m/s
Displacement = .5 (a) ((t)(t) + Vi (t)
DIsplacement = .5 (10) ((2.04)(2.04)) + 0 (2.04)
Displacement = 20.808 m
Made Bow:
Vf = Vi + a (t)
Vf = 0 + 10 (1.86)
Vf = 18.6 m/s
Displacement = .5 a ((t)(t)) + Vi (t)
Displacement = .5 (10) ((1.86)(1.86)) + 0 (1.86)
Displacement = 17.298 m
Conclusion
The Bow we bought was better.
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