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Projectile Motion Quizzes & Trivia

Projectile motion is the motion of a “thrown” object (baseball, bullet, or whatever) as it travels upward and outward and then is pulled back down by gravity. The study of projectile motion has been important throughout history, but it really got going in the Middle Ages, once people developed cannons, catapults, and related war machinery.

Soldiers needed to know how to point their cannons so their cannonballs wouldn't hit their own men. So, “Who was the first to discover projectile motion, and how did he happen to stumble across such a find?”, “What sort of application did projectile motion find in other fields?”, “How is the maximum distance of projectile calculated?”, and “What are the kinematic kinematic quantities of projectile motion?”. These questions will help you get on target, so all you have to do is be focused and shoot!

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Projectile motion is a type of motion caused by an object being dropped to the earth's surface. The force that is the cause of this motion is gravity. The object first goes upwards then is forced to come downwards. In this...

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    Projectile motion has two components, horizontal (x) and vertical (y) as can be seen below. The horizontal motion has:

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    A stone with an initial velocity of zero is dropped from a bridge above a river. After 3 s, the stone strikes the water below the bridge. Approximately how fast is the stone traveling when it strikes the water?


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    In the equations below, the vertical acceleration of a projectile is known to be 9.8m/s/s(the acceleration of gravity).

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Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 354   |  Last updated: Oct 15, 2013
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    A cannon fires a 1kg cannonball with a velocity of 100m/s at 60 degrees to the horizontal and from a cliff which is 20m above sea level What is the vertical compoenent of its velocity?

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    The only force acting on a projectile is
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