# What is Projectile motion: Definition and 999 Discussions

Projectile motion is a form of motion experienced by a launched object. Ballistics (Greek: βάλλειν, romanized: ba'llein, lit. 'to throw') is the science of dynamics that deals with the flight, behavior and effects of projectiles, especially bullets, unguided bombs, rockets, or the like; the science or art of designing and accelerating projectiles so as to achieve a desired performance.

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1. ### Projectile Motion Problem: Kicking a soccer ball over a fence

initial velocity y component is (cos30) * 20. t = 25m / ((cos30) * 20)m/s = 1.45 seconds d = vt + .5at^2 v= 20sin30 v= 10 , d= 10(1.45s) + .5(-9.8m/s^s)(1.45s)^2 d=4.2m 4.2-2.5 = +1.7m, so the ball will not hit the fence I need confirmation please
2. ### I Tracing parabolic motion with only current velocity and position?

Is it possible to trace the trajectory of an object using only its velocity and position, both of which are given as components. My method of doing so involves using the time until max height is reached, and using that time value to calculate the max height itself (h,k), then plugging in the...
3. ### Vertical projectile motion with quadratic drag (sign convention)

I am attempting problem number 2.38 from John R. Taylor's Classical Mechanics and I am not getting the correct answer. My procedure is as follows: Equation of motion (taking up as the positive direction): $$m\dot{v}=-mg-cv^2$$ Now to find ##v_\mathrm{ter}##, the terminal velocity, we consider...
4. ### B Maximum velocity for projectile motion?

Hey so I encountered a problem recently, which while being simple, gave me another problem that I couldn't solve. The problem: An object is launched vertically upward with an initial velocity of 10 m/s from an elevation of 20m and allowed to hit the ground. Develop the equations of motion...
5. ### Projectile Motion Using Vectors

TL;DR Summary: Using vector functions how can I find the minimum average velocity (something greater than 11.86m/s) of a ball if the launch angle is unknown and if I have a point that the object must travel through (11.86, 3.47)? In my assignment, I developed a function for a lob shot...
6. ### Analysis of the Ground Function: f(x) with $$f''(\bar{x})=0$$

If f(x) is the function of the "ground": My first assumption is that in a certain $$\bar{x}$$, $$f''(\bar{x})=0$$, and from that point I will analyse the situation. The object has initial energy $$E_0=\frac{mv^2}{2}+mgf(x),$$ then $$v=\sqrt{\frac{2}{m}}\sqrt{E_0-mgf(x)}.$$ In each point the...
7. ### Why does this not work? Projectile Motion problem for Dynamics Class

TL;DR Summary: I want to mainly figure out where in the problem solving I went wrong. I understand the correct answer (since I looked it up), but to me, it does not make any sense. I am honestly stumped at this point. Online solutions say that my equation y = 0.5774x-0.003354x^2 should...
8. ### Finding velocity for projectile given distances and launch angle

i used t=d/v for the x direction using the formula t=250/vcos55 and subbed that into the formula for the y direction d = (v) (t) + (0.5) (a) (t)^2 35 = (vsin55) (250/vcos55) - (4.9) (250/vcos55)^2 canceled out the first two v 35 = sin55 (250/cos55) - (306250/v^2cos3025) 35 = 357 -...
9. ### Interpolate between 2 impact points only given the throw angles

Top-Down-Perspective: At first I am quite sure that the problem is not solvable since there are that many unknowns. But my Approach would be to create a linear function with P1 and P2 and then set it equal to the function that gets me the impact location of P3 and then solve it by b3. Thanks...
10. ### Projectile motion problem – determining initial velocity of throw

My reasoning was to use this kinematic equation to first get time of flight of the baseball using horizontal components, and then use this same equation again to find initial velocity.

38. ### Runge-Kutta Projectile Approximation From Initial Conditions

Hi everyone. I'm a new member, great to be here:) I have a few questions that I wanted to ask you guys regarding the method by which we implement the Runge-Kutta approximation of Projectile Motion if we should do it using a numerical iterative method with a Spreadsheet like Excel. I have...
39. ### Projectile motion in 2D

I know the conventional method for solving this question using the formula for maximum range of a projectile in an inclined plane, but since it is an objective problem, if we consider a non general case where α=0, then clearly we can see that (see attachment) only one option matches which...
40. ### Proportionality theorem and projectile motion

So i have this question. If a projectile is fired from a spring loaded system and when it goes pass a chronograph, reads 300FPS and has a mass of 0.12grams. Is there any way to use the proportionality theorem (1/3=x/6 example) to approximate how fast a mass of 0.25grams is when fired from same...

42. ### Find the range of an object coming off an inclined plane

Hey Everyone, my physics teacher has assigned us a task which involves predicting the range of a ball falling down an inclined plane into a free-fall, the equation for the final velocity of the ball down the ramp, accounting for rotational velocity has been provided, this is the initial velocity...
43. ### Finding the Acceleration in Projectile Motion that is Affected by Air Resistance (Experiment)

Total acceleration equaled = -9.81
44. ### Projectile motion -- throwing an object vertically

I don't need to know how to solve this but I was just looking for the answer. Can anyone help? A man is standing at a launch site. The rocket doesn't liftoff. Frustrated s/he throws it straight up with a speed of 12.42 m/s. It is caught on the way down at a point 5.0 meters above where it was...
45. ### Projectile Motion (not on Earth)

I know I need to solve for acceleration as I am not on Earth and I am assuming I should create a distance vs. time graph. But overall I am unsure what to do. Please help been stuck on this for a while.
46. ### Mechanics; grade 12 Projectile motion

Summary:: Scooby-Doo wants a Scooby Snack. According to a website I looked up last night, Scooby can run at a speed of 36 km/h. He runs up a ramp (as shown, 2.0 meters high, 4.0 meters long) at that speed and off the edge. Three meters from the end of the ramp, Shaggy has a Scooby-Snack...

48. ### Will the pebble meet with the block according to the given condition?

Question 1: I have used v= Aω*cos(ωt+δ) where A= 0.2 m, ω= π/3, t=1 and δ=0. Are the values right in this case? I am confused. Question 2: From question 1 I have got the value of V which is 9 m/s. By using v= ω√(A^2-x^2), I have got the value of x. Now, do I need to add it with 2.5(distance...
49. ### Projectile motion of a moving target

this is problem #57 from chapter 4 of "Physics for engineers and scientists vol1" ,it was solved in the book by a method the author calls "successive approximation, he first calculated the flight time of the projectile and then "corrected" for the ship's displacement. i know this is a perfectly...
50. ### Horizontal projectile motion lab

This is how I think the set up of the lab should look like. I've decided the height to be y=1,5m. The length x is assumed to be 0.32m. where Voy =0m/s the time it takes for the marble to drop 1,5m is 0,55s the inital velocity of the marble is around 0,47m/s I Think I have the...