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Horizontal Projections

Horizontal Projections

Author: Jose Popoff

1. Describe horizontal projections and the kinematic assumptions they involve.


2. Resolve the horizontal and vertical components of projectile motion.

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Equations of Motion for Horizontal Projections

Example 1

A baseball leaves a bat with a horizontal velocity of 20.0 m/s. In a time of 0.25 s, how far will it have traveled horizontally and how far will it have fallen vertically?

Source: Tippens, Physics p. 147

Example 2

An airplane traveling at 70.0 m/s drops a box of supplies. What horizontal distance will the box travel before striking the ground 340. m below?

Source: Tippens, Physics p. 147

Example 3

At a lumber mill, logs are discharged horizontally at 15.0 m/s from a greased chute that is 20.0 m above a mill pond. How far do the logs travel horizontally?

Source: Tippens, Physics p. 147

Example 4

A projectile has an initial horizontal velocity of 40.0 m/s at the edge of a rooftop. Find the horizontal and vertical components of its velocity after 3.00 s.

Source: Tippens, Physics p. 147