Shot put

Classical Mechanics Level 5

The world record for shot put is roughly 23 meters. If the world record shot was launched from 1.67 m above the ground, what is the minimum kinetic energy the shot must have had in Joules when launched?

Details and assumptions

  • A shot has mass 7.26 kg.
  • The acceleration of gravity is \(-9.8~m/s^2\).
  • Neglect air resistance.
  • If you don't know what shotput is, check out this video shotput

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