Chapter 2, Problem 54P

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

# A baseball is hit so that it travels straight upward after being struck by the bat. A fan observes that it takes 3.00 s for the ball to reach its maximum height. Find (a) the ball’s initial velocity and (b) the height it reaches.

(a)

To determine
The initial velocity of the baseball.

Explanation

Given Info: The final velocity of the baseball is 0 , the acceleration of the baseball is âˆ’9.80â€‰m/s2 , and the time taken is 3.00â€‰s .

Explanation:

The formula used to calculate final velocity of the baseball is,

v0=vâˆ’at

Here,

v is the final velocity of the baseball

v0 is the initial velocity of the baseball

a is the acceleration of the baseball

t is the time taken

Substitute 0 for v , 3.00â€‰s for t and âˆ’9

(b)

To determine
The height at which the baseball reaches.

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