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Old Jun 7th 2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Displacement

Displacement of a free fall object from rest after 1s, 2s, and 3s is s1, s2, and s3 respectively. What is the ratio of s1:s2:s3 ?

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Old Jun 8th 2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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Please attempt to answer in future and let us know where exactly you face a problem.

Use the equation s = ut + 0.5 g t^2 where u is the initial velocity = 0 since it starts from rest, t is the time , and g = 9.8m/sec^2 the accln due to gravity. Plug in the values t1 = 1, t2 = 2 and t3 = 3 in the above equation and find the ratio. Note that the ratio is independent of g!
This means that this ratio will be the same on the moon also where g is different!
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