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Mechanics}Kinematics

If a stone is thrown at such an angle at an initial velocity, its horizontal vs t graph should be constant and positive . Thus, choices (A) and (E) are out.

Recalling the basic kinematics equation , one eliminates choice (D), since that shows a parabolic time dependence, when a linear one is required. Since the slope is negative, the -graph should look like III one has choice (C).

(If one forgets the basic equations above, one can derive it all from summing up the net force . Integrate both sides to get velocity. Integrate again to get position.)  Alternate Solutions
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 johnhero20102012-10-08 02:45:31 Since air resistance is being ignored, there is no force in the horizontal direction. Therefore, the x-component of the particle's velocity is constant. We are told that the stone is thrown in the +x direction. Therefore, the ( v_x) component of the velocity must be positive. Therefore, graph II represents (v_x) versus (t) . The y-component of the particle's velocity vector is initially positive, but it decreases at a constant rate due to the force of gravity, and eventually becomes negative. Therefore, graph III represents (v_y) versus (t) . Therefore, answer (C) is correct. Reply to this comment secretempire12012-08-28 08:13:12 If you consider just the vertical velocity of the stone, this problem becomes very simple. You initially toss the stone up, so the y velocity is initially some positive number. This rules out I and V. As gravity acts on the stone, it gets slower and slower and slower until it reaches zero. Then it starts falling, giving it a negative y velocity. The only graph that represents this behavior is III. And only choice C offers graph III as the choice for the y velocity.Reply to this comment isentropic2008-10-17 08:24:26 You could also plot the parabolic trajectory of the stone on an xy-plane and draw the velocity components. From there, it should be pretty easy to determine what the vt-graphs should look like.Reply to this comment antithesis2007-10-01 11:54:01 Actually, in this case, if you only look at , and realize it is case III, the only answer is (C), and you don't even need to consider Reply to this comment      LaTeX syntax supported through dollar sign wrappers $, ex.,$\alpha^2_0$produces . type this... to get...$\int_0^\infty\partial\Rightarrow\ddot{x},\dot{x}\sqrt{z}\langle my \rangle\left( abacadabra \right)_{me}\vec{E}\frac{a}{b}\$