## Consider a ball thrown straight up in the air. At what position is its kinetic energy a maximum?

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Consider a ball thrown straight up in the air. At what position is its kinetic energy a maximum?

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3 years 2021-08-25T03:41:48+00:00 2 Answers 140 views 0

Explanation:

When a body is thrown upward, the body has it maximum velocity with the velocity of the throw and this velocity keep decreasing due to deceleration that is cause by acceleration due to gravity until it gets to the maximum height where the velocity is zero.

Since kinetic energy is determine by.

K.E = ½mv²

The mass of the body is constant all through.

Then, the maximum velocity is at the point of thrown, then the body has it maximum kinetic energy at the point of throw.

If we considered when it is landing too

It will have a maximum velocity at the point of throw again, where it lands on the hand.

The same kinetic energy will be recorded at the point of thrown and at the point it landed on his hands back.

This is why it has been recorded that, a straight bullet fired upward can kill someone at the point of return, because it will land at the same velocity it left the ground