Superman to the Rescue!

Classical Mechanics Level 3

You are falling down to the ground from a height of \(1200 \text{ m}\), descending at a speed of \(200\text{ m/s}\). At the moment you started falling, Superman is flying up at a constant speed of \(300\text{ m/s}\) to catch you. Approximately how many seconds will you have to wait until Superman catches you?

Details and Assumptions:

  • Neglect air drag.
  • Take acceleration due to gravity be \(g = 10 m/{s}^{2}\)

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