<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; url=/nojavascript/"> Two-Dimensional and Projectile Motion | CK-12 Foundation
Dismiss
Skip Navigation

Chapter 4: Two-Dimensional and Projectile Motion

Created by: CK-12

The Big Idea

In this chapter, we aim to understand and explain the parabolic motion of a thrown object, known as projectile motion. We can break down any initial velocity vector into its vertical and horizontal components. Motion in one direction is unrelated to motion in perpendicular directions, so we can treat the individual components as separate one-dimensional motion problems using all the equations from the last chapter. Once the object has been thrown, the only acceleration is from gravity, in the vertical direction. The horizontal component of velocity remains unchanged (ignoring air resistance) throughout the flight.

Chapter Outline

Chapter Summary

Image Attributions

You can only attach files to None which belong to you
If you would like to associate files with this None, please make a copy first.
Please wait...
Please wait...
Image Detail
Sizes: Medium | Original
 
CK.SCI.ENG.SE.1.Physics-People's-Physics-(Video).4

Original text