Homer Hickam is launching rockets upward from the ground with an initial upward velocity of 15.5 m/s. (Assume in Free Fall) a) What is the maximum height the rocket can reach? b) If the rocket is launched up to its apex, falls, and then lands on the top of a truck which sits 3.5 m above the ground, what will be the velocity of the rocket as it impacts the truck?

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Homer Hickam is launching rockets
upward from the ground with an initial
upward velocity of 15.5 m/s.
(Assume in Free Fall)
a) What is the maximum height the
rocket can reach?
b) If the rocket is launched up to its apex,
falls, and then lands on the top of a truck
which sits 3.5 m above the ground, what
will be the velocity of the rocket as it
impacts the truck?
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Homer Hickam is launching rockets upward from the ground with an initial upward velocity of 15.5 m/s. (Assume in Free Fall) a) What is the maximum height the rocket can reach? b) If the rocket is launched up to its apex, falls, and then lands on the top of a truck which sits 3.5 m above the ground, what will be the velocity of the rocket as it impacts the truck?

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