## If the acceleration of the projective is: a = c s m/s 2 Where c is a constant that depends on the initial gas pressure behind the projectile

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If the acceleration of the projective is: a = c s m/s 2 Where c is a constant that depends on the initial gas pressure behind the projectile. The initial position of the projectile is s=1.5m and the projectile is initially at rest. The projectile accelerates until it reaches the end of the barrel at s=3m. What is the value of the constant c such that the projectile leaves the barrel with a velocity of 200 m/s?

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## Answers ( )

c = 4,444.44

Explanation:

You have the following expression for the acceleration of the projectile: (1)

s: distance to the ground of the projectile

To find the value of the constant c you use the following formula: (2)

vo: initial  velocity = 0 m/s

v: final speed = 200 m/s

Δs: distance traveled by the projectile = 3m – 1.5m = 1.5m

You replace the expression (1) into the expression (2): You do the constant c in the last equation, then you replace the values of v, s and Δs: 