Chris is about to go in school and he is curious about projectile motion because of gravity and acceleration.
Chris : what is projectile motion? hmm, oh! I will just ask my science teacher later.
Chris just arrived in school and he immediately go to his science teacher to ask his question.
Chris : Good morning sir, I just want to ask some question about projectile motion.
Science Teacher : Oh okay come to my classroom and i will answer your question.
Projectile motion is the motion of an object thrown or projected into the air, subject to only the acceleration of gravity. The object is called a projectile, and its path is called its trajectory.
There are the two components of the projectile's motion - horizontal and vertical motion.
Horizontal motion is defined as a projectile motion in a horizontal plane depending upon the force acting on it.
Vertical motion is referred as the movement of the object against the gravitational pull.
Sir can you give some example of projectile motion in real life.
You throw the ball straight upward, or you kick a ball and give it a speed at an angle to the horizontal or you just drop things and make them free fall all these are examples of projectile motion. In projectile motion, gravity is the only force acting on the object.