# Maximum height reached in jump

Not what you're looking for?

A circus acrobat of mass M leaps straight up with initial velocity v(initial) from a trampoline. As he rises up, he takes a trained monkey of mass m off a perch at a height "h" above the trampoline. What is the maximum height attained by the pair?

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Solution Summary

A detailed solution involving conservation of momentum and basic kinematics is given.

##### Solution Preview

Using conservation of energy it follows that the velocity as a function of height, v(x), satisfies the equation:

1/2 v(x)^2 = 1/2 v(0)^2 - g x (1)

To find the velocity after the height h is reached use conservation of momentum. Let's denote velocities after ...

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Free BrainMass Quizzes

##### Basic Physics

This quiz will test your knowledge about basic Physics.

##### The Moon

Test your knowledge of moon phases and movement.

##### Intro to the Physics Waves

Some short-answer questions involving the basic vocabulary of string, sound, and water waves.

##### Classical Mechanics

This quiz is designed to test and improve your knowledge on Classical Mechanics.

##### Variables in Science Experiments

How well do you understand variables? Test your knowledge of independent (manipulated), dependent (responding), and controlled variables with this 10 question quiz.