Projectile Motion exists commonly in
our everyday lives and is particularly evident in the motion or flight
of objects which are projected from a particular height. The key to working
with projectile motion is recognising, that when an object with mass is
flying through the air, its motion is a combination of vertical and horizontal
movements. Although the horizontal velocity of the object remains constant
throughout the flight, itís vertical velocity accelerates or decelerates
due to gravity.
By the end of this topic, we hope
you will have achieved the following goals:
and utilise the relationship between horizontal, vertical, and total velocity.
the total time of flight of an object.
the maximum height of a given flight.
the range of a projected object.
Ok, now that you have a basic inkling of what this topic
is about, its time to move on to your first lesson, which will teach you
about Projectile Motion. Put on your thinking helmet, and
click on the arrow below to continue.