Properties of Projectile Motion

When a particle is thrown obliquely near the earth’s surface, the particle moves along a curved path with a constant acceleration which is directed towards the centre of the earth. The path taken by the particle is called projectile and the motion is known as projectile motion.

Following are the projectile motion:

  • Projectile motion is based on the parabolic motion.
  • The horizontal component of acceleration in the projectile motion is zero.
  • In projectile motion, the vertical component of acceleration is constant due to gravity.
  • Both the components, horizontal as well as vertical component share the same time but they are independent.

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