Physics SSS1 Third Term



Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of projectile
  2. List ways of projecting objects
  3. Solve simple problems involving range, height and time of flight


Definition of Projectile Motion

A projectile is anybody that is thrown or projected. In other words, a projectile is an object upon which the only force acting is gravity. The projectile motion has two elements: the horizontal projectile motion and the vertical projectile motion. The path of a projectile object and the projectile motion is captured and illustrated in the diagram below.

Projectile motion refers to the motion of an object projected into the air at an angle. A few examples of this include a soccer ball begin kicked, a baseball begin thrown, or an athlete long jumping. Even fireworks and water fountains are examples of projectile motion.

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