04 February 2013

Physics: Solving for initial velocity

In the last blog, there was a question that asked:

"14. The best leaper in the animal kingdom is the puma, which can jump to a height of 3.7 m when leaving the ground at an angle of 45 degrees. With what speed must the animal leave the ground to reach that height?

I answered that question fully HERE, but I wanted to show an easier way of solving for the initial velocity in the Y vector, so I made this video to that vain.