Cliff diving

Classical Mechanics Level 1

Cliff diving is an extreme sport. If a cliff diver dives from a platform 50 meters above the water, how long does the dive take in seconds?

Details and assumptions

  • The acceleration of gravity is \(-9.8~\mbox{m/s}^2\).
  • The diver can be treated as a point mass and has no vertical velocity at the start of the dive.
  • Ignore air resistance.

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