. A stone is thrown vertically upward with an initial velocity of 40 m/s. Taking g = 10 m/s2, find the maximum height reached by the stone


What is the net displacement and the total distance covered by the stone?

Best Answer

Answer: Given data:

Initial velocity u = 40m/s

g = 10 m/s2

Max height final velocity = 0

Consider third equation of motion

v2 = u2 – 2gs [negative as the object goes up]

0 = (40)2 – 2 x 10 x s

s = (40 x 40) / 20

Maximum height s = 80m

Total Distance = s + s = 80 + 80

Total Distance = 160m

Total displacement = 0 (The first point is the same as the last point)

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