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Problem 2.9: The animation simulates the motion of a helium balloon
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The animation simulates the motion of a helium balloon with the effect of air resistance neglected. A graph of y velocity vs. time for the balloon is also shown (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.
- Is the y velocity increasing, decreasing, or constant?
- Is the y acceleration increasing, decreasing, or constant?
- What is the acceleration of the balloon?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus with support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-9952323 and placed in the public domain.