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Problem 1116. Calculate the height of an object dropped from the sky

Created by Carl

Assume that an object is dropped from 1000 meters above the surface of the earth at time t=0. The object is dropped such that the initial velocity and acceleration are both zero.

Write a function to determine the height, h, of the object at any time, t, where h=0 is the surface of the earth. Assume the acceleration due to gravity is constant 9.8 m/s^2. Also, assume that before the object is dropped (negative t) it is being held at a constant height of 1000 meters. Finally, assume that after the object hits the ground it remains at h=0.

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Last solution submitted on Jul 22, 2014

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