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Physics News

 Projectile motion is a form of motion in which an object or particle (called a projectile) is thrown near the earth's surface, and it moves along a curved path under the action of gravity only. The only force of significance that acts on the object is gravity, which acts downward to cause a downward acceleration. Projectile Motion is analyzed by applying kinematics of motion with constant velocity horizontally and motion with constant acceleration vertically.
THIS WEEK (11/16 - 11/20):

This week we will continue to look at projectile motion. We will recognize that the vertical and horizontal motions of a projectile are independent of each other. We will relate the height, time in the air, and initial vertical velocity of a projectile using its vertical motion, and then determine the range using the horizontal motion. We will see how the range of a projectile depends upon the acceleration due to gravity and upon both components of the initial velocity. The path a projectile takes, or its trajectory, is a curved path in the shape of a parabola.



NEXT WEEK (11/23 - 11/25):

This week we will continue to study projectile motion. We will still emphasize the independence of the horizontal and vertical components of motion, and use that concept to solve problems involving objects launched at an angle and objects launched horizontally. In order to solve any type of projectile problem, you need to solve for time first. Since gravity only affects the vertical component of motion,  the horizontal component of motion is constant, so when solving problems ax is zero. 

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes/Labs

Be prepared and ready for your next Test, Quiz, or Lab that's due!

QUIZ - Projectiles - Tuesday 11/17

LAB: Projectile Lab: Due the week of 11/16 on your lab day! (excludes period 3)

TEST-  Projectile Motion: Tuesday 11/24