what is projectile motion

Asked by dibsparna | 3rd Nov, 2021, 01:54: PM

Expert Answer:

when an object is thrown  with a velocity u in a direction that makes angle θ with horizontal ,
then the object travels in a two dimensional plane ,so that it gets vertical displacement and horizontal displacement.
Vertical displacement is subjected to downward uniform acceleration in gravitational field.
Velocity component in horizontal motion is unaffected by gravitational field.
Hence this combination of constant horizontal velocity component and vertical motion that is subjected to gravitation
makes the trajectory of object in a parabolic path.
This kind of  two-dimensional motion is known as projectile motion .

Answered by Thiyagarajan K | 3rd Nov, 2021, 02:32: PM