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2 Projectile Motion

3 Feeding the Monkey (Banana Gun) l Where does the zookeeper aim if he wants to hit the monkey? ( He knows the monkey will let go as soon as he shoots ! )

4 Feeding the Monkey... l If there were no gravity, simply aim at the monkey r = r 0 r =v 0 t

5 Feeding the Monkey... rvg r = v 0 t - 1 / 2 g t 2 l With gravity, still aim at the monkey! rg r = r / 2 g t 2 Banana hits monkey!

6 Projectile: An Object Moving Solely Under Influence of Gravity

7 Horizontally Launched Projectile

8 Projectile Motion

9 Projectile Velocities

10 Net Force in Freefall Horizontal Motion Vertical Motion Net Force NO YES – force of gravity – downward Acceleration NO YES – “g” is downward at about 10 m/s/s Velocity Constant Changing by about 10 m/s each second

11 Independence of x & y Motions t (s)V y (m/s)Y (m) t10 t5t 2 X (m) vxtvxt For V x = 5 m/s

12 Projectile Launched at Angle

13 Projectile Launched at Angle - 2

14 Monkey Zookeeper

15 Monkey – Zookeeper – No Gravity

16 Monkey Zookeeper - Fast

17 Monkey – Zookeeper - Slow

18 Projectile Trajectories Complementary angles have equal ranges

19 Satellite Motion l If superman threw a rock fast enough … it would orbit the earth (if there were no air resistance

20 Satellite = Fast Projectile l Since the earth’s surface curves away from the horizontal by 5 m for every 8000 m tangent to the surface l V = 8000 m/s = 8 km/s

21 Satellite Periods l For a satellite close to the Earth, the period (the time for a complete orbit about the Earth) is about 90 minutes. l For higher altitudes, the orbital speed is less, distance is more, and the period is longer. l For example, communication satellites located in orbit 5.5 Earth radii above the surface of the Earth have a period of 24 hours.

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