Projectile Motion

Morgan Halbur

Projectile Motion:

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

Real World Examples of Projectile Motion:

• Pitching the ball in softball.

• Shooting a free throw.

• Kicking a field goal in football.

Example Pictures:

Kicking a field goal.

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Parabola:

A single axis of reflective symmetry, which passes through its focus and is perpendicular to its directrix. The point of intersection of this axis and the parabola is called the vertex.