I've been working on this problem for a while now, but I still don't know how to solve it. It involves 2D kinematics, which aren't in themselves hard, but this one threw me for a loop.
A ball is thrown straight up from the edge of the roof of a building. A second ball is dropped from the roof 1.00 seconds later (ignore air resistance). (a) If the height of the building is 20.00 meters, what must be the initial speed of the first ball if both are to hit the ground at the same time? (b) Consider the same situation, but now let the initial speed of the first ball be given and treat the height of the of the building as an unknown. What would the height of the height of the building for both balls to reach the ground at the same time?
Now I know for (a) the initial position of each ball, the acceleration and velocity of the second ball (gravity), and final position of each ball, but that's it! I have no idea how to find out the velocity of the first ball. I'm pretty sure that you have to calculate the time it takes for the first ball to reach 20 meters in a second, to be dropped at the same time as the first ball, but I have no idea.
And in (b), the initial speed isn't given! How do I solve that?!