 # Concept Summary Batesville High School Physics. Projectiles  A projectile is an object moving in 2 dimensions under the influence of gravity. For example,

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Concept Summary Batesville High School Physics

Projectiles  A projectile is an object moving in 2 dimensions under the influence of gravity. For example, a ball moving through the air is a projectile.  We will ignore the effects of air resistance on the projectile (for now).

Components of a Motion  In general, any two-dimensional motion is made up of two, independent, simultaneous one-dimensional motions at right angles to each other. These are called components of the motion.

Components of Projectile Motion  The horizontal component of the motion of a projectile is motion with constant velocity.  The vertical component of the motion of a projectile is motion with constant acceleration.

An Alternative  To find the position of a projectile after time t:  First, find the position it would have if it had continued to move in its initial direction at constant velocity.  Its position is the distance that it would free fall from rest from that point in t seconds.

Range of a Projectile  Maximum range occurs at a launch angle of 45 o.  Range at angle  range at angle 90 o - 

Vectors & Scalars  Vector quantities have both magnitude (size) and direction in space. (velocity, acceleration, etc.)  Scalar quantities have magnitude but no direction in space. (time, speed)

Vectors & Scalars  Scalars are numbers (with units) and they combine like numbers.  Vectors are not numbers, and they do not combine like numbers.

Representing Vectors  Since vectors have both magnitude and direction, they are best represented by arrows. 3 m/s

“Adding” Vectors  Graphically, vectors can be added using the “parallelogram” method.

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