CS173: Intro to Computer Science - Introduction to Primitive Data Types and Expressions Revisited (3 Points)

Developed by Professor Tralie and Professor Mongan.

Exercise Goals

The goals of this exercise are:
  1. To become familiar with the basic structure of a Java program
  2. To write a Java statement
  3. To declare a variable
  4. To manipulate a variable with arithmetic statements
Modify the Driver.java file to print the distance traveled by an object in free-fall for 5 seconds on Earth.

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public class Driver { public static void main(String[] args) { float g = 9.80665; // Gravitational Constant on Earth in m/s /* TODO: Declare a float variable representing the amount of time that an object fell due to gravity. Set this variable to 5 seconds. */ /* TODO: Print out the distance the object was in free-fall, which is (1/2) * g * time^2 */ } }