Students will learn how to use the equations of motion in two dimensions in order to solve problems for projectiles. It is necessary to understand how to break a vector into its x and y components.
An example of projectile motion that uses an amusing real-world situation.
Determining the total flight time of an object
Determining the horizontal distance that an object travels after a given amount of time
Determine the distance that an object falls after a given amount of time
Determining the maximum horizontal distance that an object travels
Determine the velocity vector of an object after a given amount of time
Determining the initial vertical velocity-component from the initial velocity and the launch angle
Determining the initial horizontal velocity-component from the initial velocity and the launch angle
Determining the initial velocity vector of an object
Determining the total flight time of an object
Determining the horizontal distance that an object travels after a given amount of time
Determining the maximum horizontal distance that an object travels
Determining the maximum height that an object reaches
Determining an object's height after a given amount of time
Determining the velocity vector of an object after a given amount of time
Practice Projectile Motion Problem Solving questions
Projectile motion Problem solving. Requires use of algebra and the three basic equations to solve for an unknown.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Projectile Motion Problem Solving.
A review of the terms distance, displacement, velocity, speed, and acceleration. Also looks at graphs of motion, using the kinematic equations, projectile motion, and free fall.
This fun article describes the motion of Batman and how, in real life, his cape would be near-useless in slowing him down when he jumps off a tall structure.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Projectile Motion Problem Solving.