# Questions tagged [kinematics]

The description of the movement of bodies by their position, velocity, acceleration (and possibly higher time derivatives, such as, jerk) without concern for the underlying dynamics/forces/causes.

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### Determining amount of distance $x (3m)$ traverses [on hold]

The pulley is pulled by $F$ force and traverses $a$ of an amount of distance. How much distance does object $x$ traverse? A) $4a/31$; B) $5a/31$; C) $6a/31$; D) $7a/31$; E) $8a/31$ (no ...
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### Prove that the height swept by the ball in the last second is $5 m/s$ [on hold]

I was studying kinematics and came across the following observation: every ball thrown upward with a speed greater than or equal to $10m/s$ will travel 5m in the last second of movement to maximum ...
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### How to calculate/use horizontal coefficient of restitution value for basketball?

I'm trying to run an experiment in which a basketball is dropped straight down with a certain angular speed and then undergoes a bounce. My goal is to create a relationship between the initial angular ...
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### Angles of projectile motion [closed]

A soldier decided to hurl a ball of mass 40kg somewhere 400m away. If the maximum range is 500m, find the angles of projection. I can't seem to get my head around this one. I tried to find vertical ...
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### Determine displacement and time graphing [on hold]

How to plot $d$-$t$ graph from $v$-$t$ graph?
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### Determine angle of propulsion [closed]

Fuel is burnt to propel the missile, if propulsion provides a constant acceleration of 40m/s, determine the angle that missile must be angled to make it fly at a constant height. Not sure what to do ...
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### Generalization to Rear-Wheel Steering?

Given the position of the vehicle (𝑥,𝑦) at different time points, the speed of the vehicle (m/s), the direction the vehicle is facing (heading — in degrees), the track width of the vehicle, and the ...