Projectile Motion

Real life examples

Projectile Motion Definition

Projectile motion is a form of motion in which an object or particle (projectile) is thrown near the earth's surface, and it moves along a curved path under the action of gravity only.

Projectile Motion Examples

1. A golfball being hit.

2. A curve ball thrown in baseball.

3. A rocket fired to space.

Pictures of Real Life Examples



A parabola is a symmetrical open plane curve.
Nike Football: "Perfect Kick" starring Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer kick video

The soccer kicker has to kick it around the people figures to score a goal. He has to make the ball curve to get into the goal.