A mountain climber jumps a 1.6 m wide crevasse by leaping horizontally with a speed of 7.0 m/s.
(a) If the climber's direction of motion on landing is -45°, what is the height difference between the two sides of the crevasse?
(b) Where does the climber land?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 30, 2021, 3:12 am ad1c9bdddf
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a) Once the climber jumps, he behaves like a projectile. In case of a projectile, its horizontal velocity remains constant through out its flight as there is no force acting on it horizontally (neglecting air friction).
This solution contains step-by-step calculations and justifications to determine the height difference of the crevasse and where the climber lands.