y I. Introduction
In this lab the main focus was projectile motion. A projectile is an object flying through the air that is only under the force of gravity (neglecting air resistance). A projectile moves both horizontally and vertically, which creates a parabolic flight path. In vertical projectile motion there is a constant velocity since there are no forces in the horizontal direction (neglecting drag due to air resistance). Consequently, there is no acceleration in horizontal projectile motion. In vertical projectile motion gravity is acting on the projectile, which means that the acceleration in vertical projectile motion is equal to gravity’s acceleration (9.8m/s2). Some equations for projectile motion are the three kinematic equations, the equation for Vx (Vx = ∆x/∆t), and the equation for time (∆t = 2∆y/g). The purpose of this lab was to get a projectile falling off a ramp on a table to land in a cup by using equations that are related to projectile motion. The hypothesis was that if all the calculations were correct (based on the horizontal and vertical speed of the projectile, the height of the table, the height of the cup, the time for the projectile to pass through the time gates, and the overall range of the projectile) the projectile would fall into the cup.

II. Procedure
Materials
* A ramp
* Clamp
* Marble
* String
* Washers
* Light probes with computerized recorder
* Styrofoam cup
Procedure
1. Place the ramp on the edge of a table not to close to a wall or anything that the marble might hit. Secure the ramp down with a clamp. Tie a string and attach one watcher to it so that it is just above the ground. 2. Set up the light probes by placing them over the ramp where it becomes horizontal. Make sure they are working right by testing if something goes threw it, than the light on the probe turns red and that the light is green when nothing is moving threw it. 3. Drop the marble from...

...Lebanese American University
Classical 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
of examples of projectiles: an object dropped from rest is a projectile (provided that the
influence of air resistance is negligible), an object thrown vertically upwards is a
projectile (provided that the influence of air resistance is negligible), and an object
thrown upwards at an angle is also a projectile (the same assumption). A projectile is
any object, which once projected, continues its motion by its own inertia and is
influenced only by the downward force of gravity.
By definition, a projectile has only one force acting upon - the force of gravity. If there
were any other force acting upon an object, then that object would not be a projectile.
Projectiles can be launched both horizontally and vertically, and they have both
horizontal and vertical velocity and horizontal and vertical displacement.1
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...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 projectilemotion. The purpose of the experiment was to conduct a first-hand investigation to design and analysis how angle, weight and power affect projectilemotion, collecting approximate values and recording results.
Introduction:
Parabolic motion has been studied for a long time dating all the way back to the time in which Galileo was conducting experiments. During the experiment two angles were fired at 320 and 100 at two different power levels and weights.
Galileo was the first person who accurately described projectilemotion. Because of the drawings of Niccolo Tartaglia, Galileo realized that a projectile followed a curved path which is called a parabola. The parabola had an exact mathematical shape that was acted upon two forces, vertical and horizontal. His experiments included rolling balls down a highly polished inclined plane (to lower the acceleration) and record similarities. His work showed that...

...ProjectileMotion
Purpose: Apply the concepts of two-dimensional kinematics (projectilemotion) to predict the impact point of an object as its velocity increases.
Introduction: The most common example of an object that is moving in two dimensions is a projectile. A projectile is an object upon which the only force acting is gravity. That is to say a projectile is any object that once projected or dropped continues in motion by its own, and is influenced only by the downward force of gravity. There are a number of examples of projectiles, such as
an object dropped from rest, an object that is thrown vertically upward, and an object
which is thrown upward at an angle to the horizontal is also a projectile. Since a projectile
is an object that only has a single force acting on it, the free-body diagram of a projectile
would show only a single force acting downwards; labeled force of gravity. Regardless of
which direction a projectile is moving, the free-body diagram of the projectile is still as
depicted in the diagram at the right.
In the case of projectiles, one can use information about the initial velocity and position of a projectile to predict such things as how much time the projectile is in the air and how...

...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
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Introduction
Parabolic motion has been studied for a long time dating all the way back to the
time in which Galileo was conducting experiments. In this lab report, the range a
foam disk launcher shot was tested by altering the angle of trajectory followed by
measuring the range. The range that the foam disk went was measured in
centimeters and multiple shots were taken at each angle and then averaged.
Galileo was the first person who accurately described projectilemotion. Because
of the drawings of Niccolo Tartaglia, Galileo realized that a projectile followed a
curved path which is called a parabola.1 It was later found out by Galileo that the
parabola has an exact mathematical shape. Also, he stated that a projectile was
acted upon by two forces, vertical and horizontal. The vertical force was from
gravity, which pulled it to Earth at 9.8 m/s. That is why a parabola is a precise
mathematical equation.2
Observations were conducted before the experiment was started. First,
observations were made on two racquetballs, one being...

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Lab 4 ProjectileMotion
Sai Moua
Purpose: The purpose of this lab was to define what the initial velocity of the ball when it is launched out of the pipe. Our next objective is to determine at what angle that the ball will be ejected at the maximum range. Lastly, we predict and confirm the range before we launch the ball at a certain angle.
Theory: Projectilemotion according to Dr. James S. Walker is defined as, “themotion of objects that are initially launched –or “projected”- and that then continue moving under the influence of gravity alone” (82). Gravity is the lone force acting on the projectile when in motion. There are two components to a velocity vector. The horizontal velocity component is the effect it has on moving the projectile horizontally. On the other hand the vertical component affects the velocity by moving the projectile vertically.
Procedure: To begin the lab set the launcher to a medium range setting. We used carbon paper on top of white paper to determine where the ball lands on the floor. We then shot the ball at angles of 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 degrees. We recorded the distances after each shot and determined that shooting the ball at 40 degrees gave us the maximum range. We kept the launcher at a medium setting and shot the ball straight out 5 times and determined what the average range was at this...

...TITLE
To investigate the trajectory of a small ball as it rolls off a surface which is inclined to the horizontal.
OBJECTIVE
To investigate the trajectory of a two dimensional motion
APPARATUS & MATERIALS
Ramp
Wooden block
Pendulum bob
Plumb line
Steel ball
Wooden board
Carbon paper
Meter rule
Plasticine
SETUP
1. A ramp has been set up at the edge of a bench as shown in the Figure 4-1.
2. Suspend a plum-line from the edge of the bench as shown in Figure 4-2.
3. Mount a wooden board horizontally using two clamps so that the board is situated
about the bottom of the ramp.
4. Place a sheet of blank paper on top of the board.
5. Place a piece of carbon paper on the top of the blank paper. The ink-side of the
carbon paper should be facing down.
6. When a ball is released at the top of the ramp, the ball will travel through a
trajectory as shown in Figure 4-2.
THEORY
Let:
g =
u = speed of the ball as it leaves the ramp
k = constant
y = vertical distance (between the bottom of the ramp and the top of the board)
x = horizontal distance (between the plum-line and mark on the paper)
The equation which relates to x and y is
PROCEDURE
1. Position the ball at the top of the ramp. Release the ball so that it rolls down the
ramp and onto the board below.
2. Remove the carbon paper and observe that the ball makes a small mark on the blank
paper....

...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 |
|Books |Table |
|Meter-stick |Stopwatch |
• Obtain all the apparatus and material needed to proceed with experiment
• Set up a ramp using the metal track and a bunch of books at any angle so that the ball will roll off.
• Measure the distance from the edge of the table to the end of the ramp.
• Roll the ball down the ramp and off the table but make sure to catch the ball as soon as it leaves the table; do this part 10 times and record the times
• Calculate average velocity for this step
• Measure the height (vertical distance or the y-axis) of the table.
• Using this height, derive t (time) from the uniform accelerated motion in order to obtain the predicted distance x.
• The next step is to release the ball from the ramp and let it fall off the table to the floor.
• Measure the spot on the floor where the ball hits the...

...object (stone, spear, arrow or bullet) is thrown, hurled or shot in the air, the object is a PROJECTILE (“Projectile”). The study of projectile is important because it must be realized that they are very much part of man’s daily life then and now. Whether man likes it or not, he encounters and uses projectile in his everyday life. Our hunting ancestors threw stones and spears on animals to kill them for their food.
In today’s sports, balls follow projectilemotion such as when a basketball player shoots the ball into the hoop, a golfer or a baseball player hitting the ball, a tennis player lobbing the ball, a javelin thrower, a discus thrower or a shot putter trying to throw their objects as far as they can (Sears, Zemansky and Young 54). In warfare, catapults and arrows in medieval times were the deadly weapons while today, guns, mortars, rockets and missiles have replaced those ancient weapons of war (“Field Artillery and Mortars”, “Ballistics”). However, the way to effectively use these weapons has not changed. They are to be launched into projectilemotion to hit the target. The path followed by a projectile is called its trajectory. Projectiles follow a curved trajectory or curved path that is a PARABOLA. (Sears, Zemansky and Young 54, Briggs 491).
It is actually easy to observe...