Step | Formula Derivation | Reasoning |
---|---|---|

1 | H = \frac{1}{2}gt^2 | Kinematic equation for vertical motion |

2 | t = \sqrt{\frac{2H}{g}} | Solve for t |

3 | = \sqrt{\frac{2 \times 1.0}{9.8}} | Substitute H = 1.0 , \text{m}, g = 9.8 , \text{m/s}^2 |

4 | d = vt | Kinematic equation for horizontal motion |

5 | v = \frac{d}{t} | Solve for v |

6 | = \frac{2.2}{\text{result from step 3}} | Substitute d = 2.2 , \text{m}, use t from step 3 |

Perform the calculation.

The speed *v* of the cat as it slid off the table is approximately \boxed{4.87 , \text{m/s}}.

Phy can also check your working. Just snap a picture!

- Statistics

Intermediate

Mathematical

GQ

The highest barrier that a projectile can clear is 16.2 m, when the projectile is launched at an angle of 22.0° above the horizontal. What is the projectile’s launch speed?

- Projectiles

Advanced

Mathematical

GQ

A rocket is fired at a speed of 75.0 m/s from ground level, at an angle of 60.0° above the horizontal. The rocket is fired toward an 11.0-m-high wall, which is located 27.0 m away. The rocket attains its launch speed in a negligibly short period of time, after which its engines shut down and the rocket coasts. By how much does the rocket clear the top of the wall?

- Projectiles

Intermediate

Mathematical

GQ

A person shoots a basket ball with a speed of 12 m/s at an angle of 35° above the horizontal. If the person is 2.4 m tall and the hoop is 3.05 m above the ground, how far back must the person stand in order to make the shot?

- Projectiles

Intermediate

Conceptual

MCQ

A golfer hits her ball in a high arcing shot. Air resistance is negligible. When the ball is at its highest point, which of the following is true?

- Projectiles

Beginner

Conceptual

MCQ

Which of the following statements about the acceleration due to gravity is TRUE?

- 1D Kinematics, Linear Forces, Projectiles

Advanced

Mathematical

MCQ

A circus cannon fires an acrobat into the air at an angle of 45° above the horizontal, and the acrobat reaches a maximum height y above her original launch height. The cannon is now aimed so that it fires straight up into the air at an angle of 90° to the horizontal. In terms of y, what is the acrobat’s new max height?

- Projectiles

Advanced

Proportional Analysis

GQ

In the absence of air resistance, a projectile is launched from, returns to ground level and has a range of 23 m. Suppose the launch speed is doubled, and the projectile is fired at the same angle above the ground. What is the new range?

- Projectiles

Advanced

Mathematical

FRQ

You kick a soccer ball with an initial velocity directed 53° above the horizontal. The ball lands on a roof 7.2 m high. The wall of the building is 25 m away, and it takes the ball 2.1 seconds to pass directly over the wall.

- Projectiles

Advanced

Mathematical

FRQ

A block of mass M_{1} travels horizontally with a constant speed v_{0} on a plateau of height H until it comes to a cliff. A toboggan of mass M_{2} is positioned on level ground below the cliff. The center of the toboggan is a distance D from the base of the cliff.

- Momentum, Projectiles

Advanced

Conceptual

MCQ

Three identical rocks are launched with identical speeds from the top of a platform of height h_{0}.

- Rock 1 is launched at a 45° angle above the horizontal
- Rock 2 is launched at a 45° angle below the horizontal
- Rock 3 is launched horizontally

Which of the following correctly relates the magnitude *v _{y}* of the vertical component of the velocity of each rock immediately before it hits the ground?

- Projectiles

4.9 m/s

By continuing you (1) agree to our Terms of Sale and Terms of Use and (2) consent to sharing your IP and browser information used by this site’s security protocols as outlined in our Privacy Policy.

Kinematics | Forces |
---|---|

\Delta x = v_i t + \frac{1}{2} at^2 | F = ma |

v = v_i + at | F_g = \frac{G m_1m_2}{r^2} |

a = \frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t} | f = \mu N |

R = \frac{v_i^2 \sin(2\theta)}{g} |

Circular Motion | Energy |
---|---|

F_c = \frac{mv^2}{r} | KE = \frac{1}{2} mv^2 |

a_c = \frac{v^2}{r} | PE = mgh |

KE_i + PE_i = KE_f + PE_f |

Momentum | Torque and Rotations |
---|---|

p = m v | \tau = r \cdot F \cdot \sin(\theta) |

J = \Delta p | I = \sum mr^2 |

p_i = p_f | L = I \cdot \omega |

Simple Harmonic Motion |
---|

F = -k x |

T = 2\pi \sqrt{\frac{l}{g}} |

T = 2\pi \sqrt{\frac{m}{k}} |

Constant | Description |
---|---|

g | Acceleration due to gravity, typically 9.8 , \text{m/s}^2 on Earth’s surface |

G | Universal Gravitational Constant, 6.674 \times 10^{-11} , \text{N} \cdot \text{m}^2/\text{kg}^2 |

\mu_k and \mu_s | Coefficients of kinetic (\mu_k) and static (\mu_s) friction, dimensionless. Static friction (\mu_s) is usually greater than kinetic friction (\mu_k) as it resists the start of motion. |

k | Spring constant, in \text{N/m} |

M_E = 5.972 \times 10^{24} , \text{kg} | Mass of the Earth |

M_M = 7.348 \times 10^{22} , \text{kg} | Mass of the Moon |

M_M = 1.989 \times 10^{30} , \text{kg} | Mass of the Sun |

Variable | SI Unit |
---|---|

s (Displacement) | \text{meters (m)} |

v (Velocity) | \text{meters per second (m/s)} |

a (Acceleration) | \text{meters per second squared (m/s}^2\text{)} |

t (Time) | \text{seconds (s)} |

m (Mass) | \text{kilograms (kg)} |

Variable | Derived SI Unit |
---|---|

F (Force) | \text{newtons (N)} |

E, PE, KE (Energy, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy) | \text{joules (J)} |

P (Power) | \text{watts (W)} |

p (Momentum) | \text{kilogram meters per second (kgm/s)} |

\omega (Angular Velocity) | \text{radians per second (rad/s)} |

\tau (Torque) | \text{newton meters (Nm)} |

I (Moment of Inertia) | \text{kilogram meter squared (kgm}^2\text{)} |

f (Frequency) | \text{hertz (Hz)} |

General Metric Conversion Chart

Conversion Example

Example of using unit analysis: Convert 5 kilometers to millimeters.

Start with the given measurement:

`\text{5 km}`

Use the conversion factors for kilometers to meters and meters to millimeters:

`\text{5 km} \times \frac{10^3 \, \text{m}}{1 \, \text{km}} \times \frac{10^3 \, \text{mm}}{1 \, \text{m}}`

Perform the multiplication:

`\text{5 km} \times \frac{10^3 \, \text{m}}{1 \, \text{km}} \times \frac{10^3 \, \text{mm}}{1 \, \text{m}} = 5 \times 10^3 \times 10^3 \, \text{mm}`

Simplify to get the final answer:

`\boxed{5 \times 10^6 \, \text{mm}}`

Prefix | Symbol | Power of Ten | Equivalent |
---|---|---|---|

Pico- | p | 10^{-12} | 0.000000000001 |

Nano- | n | 10^{-9} | 0.000000001 |

Micro- | µ | 10^{-6} | 0.000001 |

Milli- | m | 10^{-3} | 0.001 |

Centi- | c | 10^{-2} | 0.01 |

Deci- | d | 10^{-1} | 0.1 |

(Base unit) | – | 10^{0} | 1 |

Deca- or Deka- | da | 10^{1} | 10 |

Hecto- | h | 10^{2} | 100 |

Kilo- | k | 10^{3} | 1,000 |

Mega- | M | 10^{6} | 1,000,000 |

Giga- | G | 10^{9} | 1,000,000,000 |

Tera- | T | 10^{12} | 1,000,000,000,000 |

- Some answers may be slightly off by 1% depending on rounding, etc.
- Answers will use different values of gravity. Some answers use 9.81 m/s
^{2}, and other 10 m/s^{2 }for calculations. - Variables are sometimes written differently from class to class. For example, sometime initial velocity v_i is written as u ; sometimes \Delta x is written as s .
- Bookmark questions that you can’t solve so you can come back to them later.
- Always get help if you can’t figure out a problem. The sooner you can get it cleared up the better chances of you not getting it wrong on a test!

The most advanced version of Phy. Currently 50% off, for early supporters.

per month

Billed Monthly. Cancel Anytime.

Trial –> Phy Pro

- Unlimited Messages
- Unlimited Image Uploads
- Unlimited Smart Actions
- 30 --> 300 Word Input
- 3 --> 15 MB Image Size Limit
- 1 --> 3 Images per Message
- 200% Memory Boost
- 150% Better than GPT
- 75% More Accurate, 50% Faster
- Mobile Snaps
- Focus Mode
- No Ads