Asked Feb 7, 2019

An astronaut on a strange planet finds that he can jump a maximum horizontal distance of 16.0 m if his initial speed is 2.60 m/s. What is the free-fall acceleration on the planet? (Ignore air resistance.)


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It is given that on a strange planet, the maximum horizontal distance covered by an astronaut is R= 16.0 m when he jumps with an initial speed of u=2.60 m/s. 

The formula for horizontal distance covered for a projectile motion is given by:

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For maximum horizontal distance covered, theta = 45o.

g' is the ac...


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