Engineering: Using Newton's Laws of Motion
Compensating for Gravity
If a ball is thrown horizontally from a tall structure, it will be falling at a rate of 9.8 meters per second after one second. At the end of two seconds, it will be traveling 19.6 meters per second. After three seconds, it will be traveling at a speed of 29.4 meters per second.
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- Vogt, G.L., B.Z. Tharp, M.T. Vu, and N.P. Moreno. 2014. Think Like an Engineer Teacher’s Guide. Baylor College of Medicine (ISBN: 978-1-888997-64-4). Development of Think Like an Engineer educational materials was supported, in part, by National Science Foundation grant number DRL-1028771.
- Illustration by G.L. Vogt, EdD © Baylor College of Medicine.
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