Projectile motion is used in everyday life with
the following sports: basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, golf, football,
diving, soccer, etc. The reason that these sports are used in everyday life is
because as when the ball goes up it has to come back down. All of these balls
follow a path (trajectory) that has both horizontal and vertical components
An example of
projectile motion in football would be the following football players throwing
Another example would be
basketball. A cool fact about basketball is that projectile motion points out
the time it takes for the basketball to reach its maximum height once it has
left the playerís hand is equal to the time it takes for the ball to descend its
trajectory and reach the same height above ground from where it started .
A third example would
be golf. Once the player hits the golf ball you have to wait until it reaches
its maximum height to the come down and see if it goes into the hole.
example would be baseball. Once the ball is batted everyone, including the
player wants to know how far the batted baseball will travel .
A fifth example is
volleyball. When the ball is hit upward all of the players are timing the time
that it will take the ball to come down so that it wonít hit the ball.
A sixth example would
be diving. When the player prepares to dive they go up to reach their maximum
height then they dive into the water.
A seventh example
would be tennis. Once the ball is hit it reaches itís maximum point will
passing the net, and then goes toward the ground, thatís when the player decides
to hit the ball, and projectile motion continues once again.
A last example would
be soccer. Whenever a player kicks the ball to its teammates or to make a goal
they kick the ball to itís maximum height then the ball comes down to either be
kicked again or stopped by the goalie.
You see projectile motion goes through various
steps that we use in everyday life. Some examples are the ones that I mentioned
earlier on sports. So if you didnít know what projectile motion was, now you
should because not only did we tell you what it was but we also gave you
examples on how we use it everyday!