# Calculating the Height of an Object pushed Off a Table

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08 October 2022

Calculate the height of an object pushed off a cliff or table

Suppose that you are trying to calculate the height of an object pushed off cliff or table. If the object has zero vertical velocity at the start, and 4.9 m/s at the end of the first second, then the object will have a height of 75.0 m. How long will it take for it to reach the ground?

You can calculate the height of the object by multiplying the height by the acceleration due to gravity. The acceleration is equal to the square root of the height multiplied by the acceleration caused by gravity. This will give you the height of the object once it reaches the ground.

You can also solve for the initial velocity of the object by looking at the initial velocity vector. This vector has a horizontal component and a vertical component. Since the vertical component of the initial velocity is negative, it is the same as the horizontal component. The rock will reach the ground at a height of 50 m after 2 seconds.

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When the ball falls off the table, it has a two-dimensional motion. The initial velocity of the ball is zero, but the vertical component will never be zero. This is because of the influence of gravity. Once the ball is off the table, the vertical component will increase under the effect of gravitational acceleration. It will eventually fall back onto the table. This is why predicting when an object will fall is a difficult problem.

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