Intro: Projectile motion is the movement of an object that has a vertical and horizontal slope which is effected by gravity. It moves along a curved path under the action of gravity which is why it comes crashing to the ground. In this example we used shot put to show how the ball is projected up, seconds later as the ball moves off the hands it is automatically being effected by the force of gravity.(figure below)
Our research from the graphs show projectile motion because the first graph shows the 2 lines which represents X and Y. The blue line(changes) represents the Y which is the highest point the object reached before gravity completely slowed it down and started to fall to the ground. The red line(never changes) or X shows constant motion, which as stated before is important to projectile motion because it has a constant speed side to side which gravity doesn't effect in that dimension. Our second graph is the Y-Velocity. This tells us the slope is 8.9 m/s which is the way tell if its projectile motion or not.
In our research we have found that projectile motion is when an object is projected forward effected by gravity. To expand our research we can show more ways in everyday life where projectile motion is. For example throwing a baseball, basketball, and even dropping a ball.
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