# Physics: Projectile Motion Experiment

Projectile Motion Experiment

By Monday, August 19, perform the following experiments online at the Projectile Motion – Galileo website. (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/ProjectileMotion/jarapplet.html)

Fill in the tables, and post your answers to the questions.

Question 1

Procedure: Keep the initial velocity fixed at 50 m/s. Perform the experiment for each of the following angles:

• 15 degrees
• 30 degrees
• 45 degrees
• 60 degrees
• 75 degrees

Record in table 1:

• The maximum horizontal distance (Range) traveled by the projectile at various angles
• The total time of flight at various angles
• The maximum height attained

Table 1: Experiment 1 – Range & Time of flight

 S. No. Initial Velocity Angle of Projection Range Time of Flight Maximum Height Attained 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Observe and Analyze:

• What angle produces the maximum range? Why?
• What angle produces the maximum height? Why?
• Are there angles which produce the same range? If so, how would you explain this?

Question 2

Procedure: Set the angle to 45 degrees. Perform the experiment with the following initial velocities.

• 30 m/s
• 40 m/s
• 50 m/s
• 60 m/s

Record in Table 2: The horizontal and vertical components of the velocity and the ranges for each of the velocities.

Table 2: Experiment 2 – Range at 45°

 S. No. Initial Velocity Horizontal Velocity Vertical Velocity Range at 45° 1. 2. 3. 4.

Observe and Analyze:

• As the velocity is increased what happens to the Range?
• Using the initial horizontal and vertical velocities from your table, verify mathematically that the range is correct for the initial speed of 60 m/s.

Attached are assignment related online lectures and textbook chapters

Physics: Projectile Motion Experiment

Projectile Motion Experiment

By Monday, August 19, perform the following experiments online at the Projectile Motion – Galileo website. (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/ProjectileMotion/jarapplet.html)

Fill in the tables, and post your answers to the questions.

Question 1

Procedure: Keep the initial velocity fixed at 50 m/s. Perform the experiment for each of the following angles:

• 15 degrees
• 30 degrees
• 45 degrees
• 60 degrees
• 75 degrees

Record in table 1:

• The maximum horizontal distance (Range) traveled by the projectile at various angles
• The total time of flight at various angles
• The maximum height attained

Table 1: Experiment 1 – Range & Time of flight

 S. No. Initial Velocity Angle of Projection Range Time of Flight Maximum Height Attained 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Observe and Analyze:

• What angle produces the maximum range? Why?
• What angle produces the maximum height? Why?
• Are there angles which produce the same range? If so, how would you explain this?

Question 2

Procedure: Set the angle to 45 degrees. Perform the experiment with the following initial velocities.

• 30 m/s
• 40 m/s
• 50 m/s
• 60 m/s

Record in Table 2: The horizontal and vertical components of the velocity and the ranges for each of the velocities.

Table 2: Experiment 2 – Range at 45°

 S. No. Initial Velocity Horizontal Velocity Vertical Velocity Range at 45° 1. 2. 3. 4.

Observe and Analyze:

• As the velocity is increased what happens to the Range?
• Using the initial horizontal and vertical velocities from your table, verify mathematically that the range is correct for the initial speed of 60 m/s.

Attached are assignment related online lectures and textbook chapters