This laboratory experiment presents the opportunity to study motion in two dimensions, projectile motion, which can be described as accelerated motion in the vertical direction and uniform motion in the horizontal direction.
• 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 yaxis) 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 floor point when the ball rolls off the table. • We positioned a piece of paper on the floor on which the ball marks the spots it hit first; to achieve this we wet the ball with water so the mark will be more evident • Record these distances at least 3 times in and add them up to obtain the actual distance x. • Compare these actual results with the predicted distance, which you obtain in the first part using uniform motion.
Summary of Theory:
Projectile motion in two dimensions can be predicted by treating the motion as two independent motions; the horizontal (x) component of the...
...ProjectileMotion
Purpose: Apply the concepts of twodimensional 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...
...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...
...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 41.
2. Suspend a plumline from the edge of the bench as shown in...
...Velocity of a Projectile 


Abhishek Samdaria 
Pd.4 and 5 

Lab #3: Initial Velocity of a Projectile
Theory:
How can we determine the initial velocity of a projectile?
Experimental Design:
The purpose behind this experiment was to determine the initial velocity of a projectile. Projection motion consists of kinematics of motion in the x and y directions. With two dimension...
...Example ProjectileMotion Lab Report
You may not copy the exact words here in any way on a rewritten 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...
...is ProjectileMotion. ProjectileMotion is a special case of twodimensional motion. Gravity is the only considered external force acting on it while an object is airborne. Projectile is the moving body in this kind of motion. It refers to any object thrown, launched or otherwise projected so that once released, if air resistance is neglected, its path is affected only by the Earth’s gravity. As...
...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...