Lesson: Models in Mechanics Mathematics
In this lesson, we will learn how to use a mathematical model of a real life situation to predict and calculate distances, heights, velocities, accelerations, and forces.
A baseball struck by a professional baseball player travels in the air for 10 s before it lands. The motion is modeled by the equation , where is the horizontal distance, in meters, of the baseball from the home plate seconds after it is hit. How far does this ball travel before hitting the ground?
Which of the following assumptions is not appropriate when constructing a mathematical model representing the motion of a stone thrown in the air?
Which of the following assumptions is not appropriate when constructing a mathematical model representing a mechanical system where a pulley system drags a heavy box on a concrete floor?