A child drops a stone of 1 kg from the top of a tower

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#1

A child drops a stone of 1 kg from the top of a tower. Find its kinetic energy, 5 s after it starts falling. (Take, g = 10${{ms}^{-2}}$)


#2

Given, mass of stone, m = 1 kg
1 Initial velocity, u = 0, time, t — 5 s
Acceleration due to gravity, g — 10 ${{ms}^{-2}}$
As from equation of motion,
v = u + gt [for downward motion]
=> v =0+10x5 => t> = 50${{ms}^{-1}}$
.’. Kinetic energy of the stone is given by 1/2 m${{v}^{2}}$ = 1/2 x 1 x 50 x 50 = 1250 J