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Ball drops above moving train

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A stone is dropped from a bridge 2.0 m above the roof of a train moving horizontally below. The train is travelling at a uniform speed of 30.0 m/s. What distant is covered by the train as the stone falls? (Take g = 10 m/s2)train and falling object

The train is moving to the left at a constant speed. We just need to find the time taken for the ball to fall 2 m.  This is normal free fall of ball. Recall: when distance is given, think of area under the graph. Once time is found, the distance travels by the train can be easily found.


If the train is accelerating constantly, would you be able to solve?

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