In summary, the time it takes for an object to hit the ground below a cliff depends on various factors, such as the presence of air drag and the forces acting on the object during its flight. If the object is thrown horizontally, its horizontal velocity will not affect the gravitational force pulling it down, but it may reach outer space if the velocity is high enough. When considering forces, it is important to take into account the direction and magnitude of each force.
If an object was thrown horizontally over a cliff, would you expect it to take longer ot hit the ground below than if it was just dropped over? Please explain.

Many thanks.

If an object was thrown horizontally over a cliff, would you expect it to take longer ot hit the ground below than if it was just dropped over? Please explain.

Many thanks.

What do you think? What affects the time taken to reach the bottom?

If we resolve a vector to a 90° component the result is zero. FCos90°=0
Thus orthogonal vector will not effect each other.

In your case the horizontal component(throwing horizontally) will not effect anything what the gravity doing to the object(pulling it down). Both orthogonal to each other.

If your horizontal velocity is very fast it is possible that the object will be in outer space even the dropping height is small.

If an object was thrown horizontally over a cliff, would you expect it to take longer ot hit the ground below than if it was just dropped over? Please explain.

Many thanks.

This situation is very different depending on whether or not you want to take into account air drag. I suggest viewing this without drag.

If you dropped the object off the cliff, what force(s) would be affecting it during its flight?

If you threw the object off the cliff, what force(s) would be affecting it during its flight?

Yes, I would expect the object to take longer to hit the ground if it was thrown horizontally over a cliff compared to if it was just dropped over. This is because when an object is thrown horizontally, it has an initial horizontal velocity in addition to the downward force of gravity. This horizontal velocity allows the object to travel further away from the cliff before being pulled down by gravity, resulting in a longer time before it reaches the ground. On the other hand, when an object is just dropped over a cliff, it only has the downward force of gravity acting on it, causing it to fall straight down and reach the ground faster. This can be explained by the principles of projectile motion, where an object's horizontal and vertical components of motion are independent of each other. Therefore, the object will take longer to hit the ground if it has a horizontal velocity component compared to when it is just dropped.

What is simple motion?

Simple motion refers to the movement of an object in a straight line at a constant speed. It does not involve any changes in direction or acceleration.

What are the three types of simple motion?

The three types of simple motion are uniform motion, accelerated motion, and decelerated motion. Uniform motion occurs when an object moves at a constant speed in a straight line. Accelerated motion is when an object's speed increases in a straight line, while decelerated motion is when an object's speed decreases in a straight line.

How is simple motion different from complex motion?

Simple motion is characterized by the movement of an object in a straight line at a constant speed, while complex motion involves changes in direction and/or acceleration. Simple motion is also easier to analyze and understand compared to complex motion.

What is the equation for calculating velocity in simple motion?

In simple motion, velocity is calculated by dividing the distance traveled by the time it took to travel that distance. The equation for velocity is v = d/t, where v is velocity, d is distance, and t is time.

What factors can affect simple motion?

Factors that can affect simple motion include external forces such as friction and air resistance, as well as the mass and shape of the object. In some cases, simple motion can also be affected by changes in the environment, such as changes in temperature or elevation.

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