1.3 Acceleration. The Drop Tower at Canada’s Wonderland slowly carries you up in a seat to the top of the tower and then suddenly releases you!
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The Drop Tower at Canada’s Wonderland slowly carries you up in a seat to the top of the tower and then suddenly releases you!
On the way down, your arms and hair fly upward as the velocity of your seat increases. The thrill of this sudden change in motion can frighten and exhilarate you all at once.
Sudden changes in velocity are part of the thrill of theme park rides.
While it is true that objects sometimes move at constant velocity in everyday life,
usually the velocities we observe are not constant.
Recall that Non-Uniform Motion is motion that is not at a constant speed or in a
Determine the object’s displacement after a) 5.0 s, b) 10.0 s.
Determine the object’s instantaneous velocity @ 2.0 s.