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Free Fall: Time and Distance

Question: You are at the top of a 500 meter television tower and drop a hammer. For each of the first 7 seconds of free fall, calculate the distance that the hammer falls and its velocity at that particular moment.

- How long will the hammer fall until it hits the ground?
- What will be the final (terminal) velocity when it hits the ground?
- What is the average velocity?

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Lets find the general equation for the distance traveled in t seconds, and the velocity of the hammer after t ...

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