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Catapults and Projectile Motion

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1 Catapults and Projectile Motion

2 Thought Question: Two balls having different speeds roll off the edge of a table at the same time. Which ball hits the floor sooner? A. The ball rolling faster B. The ball rolling slower C. Both at the same time D. It depends on their size

3 A. The ball rolling faster B. The ball rolling slower
Thought Question: Two balls having different speeds roll off the edge of a table at the same time. Which ball hits the floor sooner? A. The ball rolling faster B. The ball rolling slower C. Both at the same time D. It depends on their size Gravity acts the same on BOTH balls consistently. They both fall at the same rate

4 Velocity Decreasing

5 Velocity = Zero Velocity Decreasing

6 Velocity = Zero Velocity Decreasing Velocity Increasing

7 Shortest distance between two points
This ?

8 Shortest distance between two points
Or This?

9 Right Triangles Hypotenuse 90

10 Vy = Velocity in “y” direction
Right Triangles Vy = Velocity in “y” direction Total VELOCITY 90 Vx = Velocity in “x” direction

11 Kicking it harder to make it go faster Kicking it at a 45 degree angle
Thought Question: Which of the following will make the kicked football land on the 5 yard line rather than the 20? Kicking it harder to make it go faster Kicking it at a 45 degree angle Luck Both A and B

12 Kicking it harder to make it go faster Kicking it at a 45 degree angle
Thought Question: Which of the following will make the kicked football land on the 5 yard line rather than the 20? Kicking it harder to make it go faster Kicking it at a 45 degree angle Luck Both A and B


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