As most people know, I can't stand cats, and constantly joke about kicking them. So, I thought it would be appropriate if I did a blog post on it!!
I am by far not athletic, so top speed I could probably kick a soccer ball at 15 m/s or 33.354 mi/hr (This is the average low for kids 11-17 ). I also don't kick at much of an angle, but for this we'll say 20 degrees.
So here's the math:
velocity initial: 15sin20= 5.13
velocity final: 0
vf= vo + at
0= 5.13 + -9.8t
t= .5235 --> Total Time: 1.047 seconds
Y= vot + .5at2
Y= 5.13(.5235) + .5(9.8)(.5235)2
Y= 2.686+ 1.343
Y= 4.028 meters --> 13.22 feet
velocity: 15cos20= 14.10
x= 14.758 meters --> 48.42 feet
DANG! That's far. Now I wanna try this. Anyone got a cat I can borrow?