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Question (Category: physics)
two basketball players are essentially equal in all respects. (theyare the same height, they jump with the same initial velocity,etc.) in particular, by jumping they can raise their centers ofmass the same vertical distance, (called their vertical leap). the firstplayer, arabella, wishes to shoot over the second player, boris,and for this she needs to be as high above boris as possible.arabella jumps at time , and boris jumps later, at time (his reaction time). assume that arabellahas not yet reached her maximum height when boris jumps. 1. find the vertical displacement , as afunction of time for the interval , where is the height of the raisedhands of arabella, while is the height of the raisedhands of boris. express the vertical displacement in terms of , , and . 2. find the vertical displacement between the raised hands of thetwo players for the time period after boris has jumped ( ) but before arabellahas landed. express your answer in terms of , , , and . 3. what advice would you give arabella to minimize the chance ofher shot being blocked? shoot when you have the maximum verticalvelocity. shoot at the instant boris leaves theground. shoot when you have the same vertical velocityas boris. shoot when you reach the top of your jump (whenyour height is ).


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