Problem 12.9: Determine the acceleration

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A rocket accelerates upward while a ball is fired into the opening in the rocket as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). The rocket and the ball are far from any massive object. For an observer in the rocket, what acceleration does the ball appear to have? Restart.

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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