Projectile Motion

 
                                  A projectile is a body which is given an initial velocity at a given angle to the base - and it then follows a trajectory determined by the effect of  gravitational force and air resistance . Think of the trajectory of a ball thrown into the air or a cannon ball which is shot . 

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 Mini - Screencaptures :





 Let a ball be thrown with initial velocity V at an angle X to the horizontal . 














parabolic
 Now if we assume air resistance there will be retardation in the X direction . 



 
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Projectile Motion on a flat Surface 




Projectile Motion on an Inclined Surface 





Projectile Motion with Air Resistance 


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Prashant Bhattacharji,
Jul 7, 2011, 6:19 AM
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