Human Cannonball
at the 2007 State Fair of Texas  

Human_Cannon_Ball.mov

 

 

 

 

Projectile fired at an angle

 


 

 

Projectiles move
in a parabolic path

 

 

Baseball Throw
St. Mary's H.S. Physics

 

 

 

 

 

Vx and Vy Components
St. Mary's H.S. Physics


 

*** To understand this type of motion we must breakup the velocity into
horizontal and vertical parts (components)

 

 

Angle & Components
St. Mary's H.S. Physics

 

 

 

 

Finding Horizontal & Vertical Components (parts)

 

 

 

 

Initial Horizontal
Component of Velocity

 

Vix = VcosӨ
(on reference table)

 

 

 

Initial Vertical
component of velocity

 

Viy = VsinӨ
(on reference table)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bouncing ball captured with a stroboscopic flash at 25 images per second.

MichaelMaggs Edit by Richard Bartz

 

#11 - Angles/Projectile Motion

- greatest range?

 

45

 

- smallest range

 

 

90, 0

 

- greatest height and time in air

 

 

90, 0

 

 

Angles and Ranges

PelletierPhysics

 

 

Projectile Range
Don Ion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angle & Components
St. Mary's H.S. Physics

 

 

Ex) Which angle of projection causes a projectile to stay in the air longer? 

 50 or 70 degrees?

 

70 degrees,

(closest to 90,
longer time in air)

 

 

 



 

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