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PROJECTILE MOTION REGENTS PHYSICS – MR. ROCKENSIES

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PROJECTILES 3 Types: Vertical, Horizontal, Inclined Vertical An object is launched with an initial velocity in the vertical direction. At the peak of the object’s flight, v = 0 m/s. Once the object returns to the same height it was released from, its velocity will be the same as its initial. v = 0 m/s

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Horizontal vivi Object starts out with an initial velocity in the horizontal direction. Acceleration due to gravity gives the object a velocity in the vertical direction.

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Inclined vivi An object is launched with a velocity that has vertical and horizontal components. These components can be resolved by setting up a right triangle.

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Independence of Motion The vertical and horizontal motion (free fall) does not affect the horizontal motion (constant velocity)

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The Horizontal Projectile vivi dydy In order to find the vertical distance travelled, we have to separate the horizontal motion from the vertical motion.

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Vertical Motion (y) v iy = 0 m/s a y = -9.8 m/s 2 d y = height to find the time, use: d y = v iy t + ½a y t 2 d y = ½a y t 2 Horizontal Motion (x) v ix = v i a x = 0 m/s 2 d x = v ix t + ½a x t 2 d x = v ix t Note: - a x = 0!!!! Gravity affects only vertical motion. - time of flight is the same regardless of v i, a dropped bullet and a fired bullet hit the ground at the same time.

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A pool ball leaves a 0.60-meter high table with an initial horizontal velocity of 2.4 m/s. Predict the time required for the pool ball to fall to the ground and the horizontal distance between the table's edge and the ball's landing location. Practice Problem 1

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A soccer ball is kicked horizontally off a 22.0-meter high hill and lands a distance of 35.0 meters from the edge of the hill. Determine the initial horizontal velocity of the soccer ball. Practice Problem 2

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TRAJECTORY – THE PATH OF A PROJECTILE For Horizontal projectile motion: -a x = 0 m/s 2 ! Gravity affects only vertical motion -time of flight is the same regardless of v i, a dropped bullet and a fired bullet hit the ground at the same time. Horizontal Motion Mythbusters Bullet Drop

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THE INCLINED PROJECTILE θ V y = 0 m/s at top v iy v ix vivi Initial velocity must be resolved into components (v iy and v ix )

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HOW DO WE SOLVE THIS?? Vertical Motion (y) v iy = v i sinθ very important!! a y = -9.81 m/s 2 v fy = 0 m/s at top to find time: use v fy = v iy + a y t to get time to top, then double it. to find max height: v fy 2 = v iy 2 + 2a y d y Horizontal Motion (x) V ix = v i cosθ a x = 0 m/s 2 t obtained from vertical to find range: d x = v ix t + ½ a x t 2 0

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PRACTICE PROBLEM #1 An airplane traveling 1001 m above the ocean at 125 km/h is going to drop a box of supplies to shipwrecked victims below. a. How many seconds before the plane is directly overhead should the box be dropped? b. What is the horizontal distance between the plane and the victims when the box is dropped?

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PRACTICE ANSWER #1 Vertical v iy = 0 m/s a y = -9.8 m/s 2 d y = 1001 m t = ? d = ½ at 2 1001 m = ½ (9.8 m/s 2 )t 2 t = 14.3 s Horizontal v ix = 125 km/h d x = ? t = ? a x = 0 m/s 2 d x = v ix t d x = (125 km/h)(14.3 s) d x = (0.03472 km/s)(14.3 s) d x = 0.4965 km = 496.5 m

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PRACTICE PROBLEM #2 Herman the human cannonball is launched from level ground at an angle of 30° above the horizontal with an initial velocity of 26 m/s. How far does Herman travel horizontally before reuniting with the ground?

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PRACTICE ANSWER #2 Vertical v iy = 26(sin30) a y = -9.8 m/s 2 v f = 0 m/s t = ? v f = v iy + at 0 = 26(sin30) + (-9.8 m/s 2 )t -13 = -9.8 m/s 2 t t = 1.33 s Horizontal v ix = 26(cos30) a x = 0 m/s 2 d x = ? t = ? d x = v ix t d x = 26(cos30)(2.66 s) d x = 60.0 m

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EFFECT OF LAUNCH ANGLE 1.Complementary angles produce the same range. 2.Maximum range is at 45 degrees launch angle. 3.Higher angle leads to longer “hang time”

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30 ° 45 ° 60 ° 75 ° 15° Launch

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TRAJECTORY v y = 0 vxvx vxvx vxvx vxvx v ix vyvy vyvy vyvy v iy

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