Determining the Maximum Distance Travelled Using Projectile Motion

November 05, 2012

Faustin Combe
Alex Gazso
Maria Henriquez

Abstract:
This experiment determined the maximum distance a projectile can travel in the best angle range by shooting a projectile at various angles then measuring the distance travelled. This experiment used a toy gun, Nerf N-Strike Jolt Ex-1, which was attached to a wooden structure with a u-hook suspension and protractor. The toy gun was shot in variety of angles, afterward; measuring the distance it travelled from the wooden structure to the place it dropped.

Introduction:
A “projectile” is defined as an object subject only to the force of gravity and no other forces. For example, arrows, darts, and bullets are considered projectiles. Parabolic motion has been studied for a long time dating all the way back to the time in which Galileo was conducting experiments. He accurately described projectile motion as objects in motion through air in two dimensions near the earth’s surface. The purpose of this experiment is to determine the best angle measurement that covers the farthest distance by shooting a projectile in different angles. The method used to determine the maximum distance travelled is using a wood structure with a u-hook suspension attached with a protractor and a Nerf N-Strike Jolt Ex-1. The wooden structure holds the Nerf gun in various angles, therefore allowing the nerf bullet to be shot in a desired angle. If one wishes to know which angle allows maximum distance travelled, shooting a nerf gun at a certain angle is a reliable method. Determining the angle that allows maximum distance travelled is significant to examining general motions of objects in the world in two dimensions such as kick or thrown footballs and. An angle of 65 degrees will allow the nerf bullet to travel the maximum distance. Materials:

Wood structure with a u-hook suspension
Meter stick
Nerf N-Strike Jolt Ex-1
Protractor...

...ProjectileMotion
Experiment # 4
Introduction:
ProjectileMotion exists commonly in our everyday lives and is particularly evident in the motion or flight of objects which are projected from a particular height. The key to working with projectilemotion is recognizing that when an object with mass is flying through the air, its motion is a combination of vertical and...

...Physics
3 . ProjectileMotion
Objectives:
Students will measure the maximum height H and the range R of a projectilemotion.
They will study the effect of the shooting angle on H and R.
Material used:
4 rulers, track, metallic ball, landing track, A4 white paper, red carbon paper, timer + supply, gun
+ protractor.
Theory:
A projectile is an object upon which the only force acting is gravity. There are a variety...

...Assessment Task #1: Part A
Open ended investigation By Rex Whiticker
ProjectileMotion
Abstract:
The Project motion of a catapult being fired is varied by a range of factors that affect the path of the projectile. In this experiment, the angle of trajectory, mass of the projectile and change in initial velocity of the launch, were all factors considered in the end result to investigate the properties of...

...Megan McIlvoy
Grade:
Instructor: JPS
Physics I Laboratory Worksheet
Lab 4: ProjectileMotion
Objectives: Using a projectile gun on an incline plane, calculate the
velocity of the steel ball at ten different distances, then find the average
velocity. In order to find the velocity of the steel ball two different
equations are needed. In order to find the velocity of the steel ball fired
from the projectile gun on an inclined...

...Example ProjectileMotion Lab Report
You may not copy the exact words here in any way on a re-written lab.
Determination on the Effect of Angle on the Range of a Projectile
Joselyn J. Todd, other science students, and even other science students
Sept. 12, 2006
Joselyn J. Todd, Example Lab, 9/12/2006
2
Introduction
Parabolic motion has been studied for a long time dating all the way back to the
time in which Galileo...

...
ProjectileMotion
Objectives:
The purpose of this experiment is to examine the projectilemotion of a ball launched horizontally. The initial velocity will be calculated. The range of the ball will be measured.
Theory:
Horizontal launch of the ball allows computing the initial velocity v0 by measuring the height of the launch and the distance traveled by the ball:
h=, s=v0 ∙ t
Solving these parametric...

...ProjectileMotion
The purpose of this lab is to study the properties of projectilemotion. From the motion of a steel ball projected horizontally, the initial velocity of the ball can be determined from the measured range. For a given initial velocity, the projectile range will be measured for various initial angles, and also calculated by applying the theory for motion with constant...

...ProjectileMotion Lab Report
Objectives:
This laboratory experiment presents the opportunity to study motion in two dimensions, projectilemotion, which can be described as accelerated motion in the vertical direction and uniform motion in the horizontal direction.
Procedures and Apparatus:
|Rubber Ball |White sheets of papers |
|Metal Track |Water...