. Discuss Basic concept of Projectile Motion

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i. Any particle which is thrown into space or air such that it moves under the influence of an external force (e.g. gravity, electric forces etc.) is called a projectile. The motion of such a particle is referred to as projectile motion.

ii. It is an example of two dimensional motion with constant acceleration.

iii. If the force acting on the projectile is constant, then acceleration is constant. When the force is in oblique direction with the direction of initial velocity, the resultant path is parabolic.


Parabolic motion = vertical motion + horizontal motion

iv. Projectile motion can be considered to be two simultaneous motions in mutually perpendicular directions which are completely independent of each other i.e. horizontal motion and vertical motion.




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