Projectile Motion

What is a Projectile? What is Projectile Motion and what are different equations used in projectile motion?

A particle moving under the combined effect of vertical and horizontal forces, is called a projectile. The following terms are commonly used in projectiles:

1. Trajectory. It is the path traced by a projectile in the space.
2. Velocity of projection. It is the velocity with which a projectile is projected.
3. Angle of projection. It is the angle,with the horizontal,at which the projectile is projected.
4. Time of flight. It is the total time taken by a projectile, to reach maximum height and to return back to the ground.
5. Range. It is the distance between the point of projection and the point where the projectile strikes the ground.

Read more about Equation of Trajectory and Equation of the Path of a Projectile.


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