# Horizontal Projectiles

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Horizontal Projectiles
Over the Edge Horizontal Projectiles

A red ball rolls off the edge of a table
What does its path look like as it falls? Parabolic path

As the red ball rolls off the edge, a green
ball is dropped from rest from the same height at the same time Which one will hit the ground first? They will hit at the SAME TIME!!!

The same time?!? How?!? The green ball falls from rest
and has no initial velocity IN EITHER DIRECTION! viy and vix = 0 The red ball has an initial HORIZONTAL velocity (vix) But does not have any initial VERTICAL velocity (viy = 0) vix

We can find an object’s displacement in EITHER DIMENSION using TIME
One Dimension at a Time Both balls begin with no VERTICAL VELOCITY Both fall the same DISTANCE VERTICALLY Find time of flight by solving in the appropriate dimension We can find an object’s displacement in EITHER DIMENSION using TIME

Example #1 A bullet is fired horizontally from a gun that is 1.7 meters above the ground with a velocity of 55 meters per second. At the same time that the bullet is fired, the shooter drops an identical bullet from the same height. Which bullet hits the ground first? Both hit the ground at the same time

Need time from vertical
Example #2 An airplane making a supply drop to troops behind enemy lines is flying with a speed of 300 meters per second at an altitude of 300 meters. How far from the drop zone should the aircraft drop the supplies? Need time from vertical dy = viyt + ½ ayt2 300 m = 0 + ½ (-9.81 m/s2)t2 t = 7.82 s Use time in horizontal dx = vixt + ½ axt2 dx = (300 m/s)(7.82 s) + 0 dx = 2346 m

Need time from vertical
Example #3 A stuntman jumps off the edge of a 45 meter tall building to an air mattress that has been placed on the street below at 15 meters from the edge of the building. What minimum initial velocity does he need in order to make it onto the air mattress? Need time from vertical dy = viyt + ½ ayt2 45 m = 0 + ½ (-9.81 m/s2)t2 t = 3.03 s Use time to find v v = d / t v = 15 m / 3.03 s v = 4.95 m /s

Need time from vertical
Example #4 A CSI detective investigating an accident scene finds a car that has flown off the edge of a cliff. The car is 79 meters from the edge of the 25 meter high cliff. What was the car’s initial horizontal velocity as it went off the edge? Need time from vertical dy = viyt + ½ ayt2 25 m = 0 + ½ (-9.81 m/s2)t2 t = 2.26 s Use time in horizontal dx = vixt + ½ axt2 79 m = vix (2.26 s) + 0 vix = m/s