In some situations, the use of conservation of energy can be a much simpler method to solve projectile motion problems than using the kinematics equations. Solving projectile motion problems makes use of the fact that Ek + Ep = constant at every point in the object’s flight (assuming no loss of energy due to friction). […]
Horizontal projectiles are directed straight out as a horizontal projection. It undergoes downward acceleration under the influence of gravity and hence gets an increasing downward velocity. At the same time, the horizontal velocity of the horizontal projectile remains the same throughout the flight as there are no forces in the horizontal direction if you ignore […]
In this post, we will make a comparison between Vertical projectiles and Horizontal projectiles. When an object is thrown or projected, into the air it’s named a projectile. Essentially, such a projectile (rock, football, bullet, golf ball, or whatever) could be directed straight upward as a vertical projection, directed straight out as a horizontal projection, […]
This Projectile Motion Notes [PDF download] is primarily for the grade 12 or 12th-grade syllabus of different international boards. This covers the class 11 physics syllabus on 2D motion as well for boards like ICSE, CBSE, etc. This physics class note covers the 2-Dimensional projectile motion topics listed below. We hope, the students appearing for IGCSE, AP […]
Projectile motion is the motion of a projected object in flight which is a result of two separate simultaneously occurring components of motions. One component of motion is without any acceleration along a horizontal direction and the other along the vertical direction with constant acceleration due to the force of gravity (considering air resistance as […]
Acceleration, velocity, displacement of projectile at different points of its parabolic trajectory are what we are going to study here. Both horizontal and vertical components of these 3 motion quantities will be presented in tabular format. Consider a ball that is projected at an angle θ to the horizontal with velocity v, as shown in […]
We will discuss how to derive Projectile Motion Equations or formula and find out how the motion path or trajectory looks like a parabola under the influence of both horizontal and vertical components of the projectile velocity. We will also find out how to find out the maximum height, time to reach the maximum height, the total time of flight, horizontal range, & maximum horizontal range traversed by a projectile.
how to find out the maximum height, time to reach the maximum height, the total time of flight, horizontal range, & maximum horizontal range