# A ball is thrown horizontally, with a speed of 12 m/s, from the top of a 4.5 meter tall hill. How far from the point on the ground directly below the launch point does the ball strike the ground?

Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration

In classical mechanics, kinematics deals with the motion of a particle. It deals only with the position, velocity, acceleration, and displacement of a particle. It has no concern about the source of motion.

Linear Displacement

The term "displacement" refers to when something shifts away from its original "location," and "linear" refers to a straight line. As a result, “Linear Displacement” can be described as the movement of an object in a straight line along a single axis, for example, from side to side or up and down. Non-contact sensors such as LVDTs and other linear location sensors can calculate linear displacement. Non-contact sensors such as LVDTs and other linear location sensors can calculate linear displacement. Linear displacement is usually measured in millimeters or inches and may be positive or negative.

A ball is thrown horizontally, with a speed of 12 m/s, from the top of a 4.5 meter tall hill. How far from the point on the ground directly below the launch point does the ball strike the ground?

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