## What is the acceleration of a projectile on its way up?

9.8 m/s/s

These same two concepts could be depicted by a table illustrating how the x- and y-component of the velocity vary with time. The numerical information in both the diagram and the table above illustrate identical points – a projectile has a vertical acceleration of 9.8 m/s/s, downward and no horizontal acceleration.

## What is the acceleration of a projectile when it reaches its highest point?

zero

At a projectile’s highest point, its velocity is zero. At a projectile’s highest point, its acceleration is zero.

**What happens to the horizontal velocity of a projectile as it goes up?**

The horizontal velocity of a projectile is constant (a never changing in value), There is a vertical acceleration caused by gravity; its value is 9.8 m/s/s, down, The vertical velocity of a projectile changes by 9.8 m/s each second, The horizontal motion of a projectile is independent of its vertical motion.

**What are the parts of the components of projectile motion?**

The key components that we need to remember in order to solve projectile motion problems are:

- Initial launch angle, θ θ
- Initial velocity, u. u.
- Time of flight, T. T.
- Acceleration, a. a.
- Horizontal velocity, vx. v x.
- Vertical velocity, vy. v y.
- Displacement, d. d.
- Maximum height, H. H.

### Is there acceleration at the top of trajectory?

Even at the peak of the trajectory, the acceleration is still downward. It is just that at the peak the projectile is at the single instant in time in which the vertical velocity is zero as it undergoes a change from an upward to a downward direction.

### Why is the horizontal acceleration of a projectile zero?

Because there is no air resistance to slow it down, the bullet experiences no horizontal acceleration. Thus, the bullet’s horizontal velocity component does not change.

**What it is acceleration just before it hits the ground?**

And the acceleration due to gravity is constant on the object thoughout its flight. So the acceleration of the projectile is equal to the acceleration due to gravity, 9.81 meters/second/second, from just after its thrown, through its highest point, and until just before it hits the ground.

**What is its acceleration when it reaches its highest point and is stopped at an instant?**

-9.8 m/s^2

When you throw a ball up in the air, its direction/velocity on the way up, although it rises up into the air, is actually downward. On its way up, its speed decreases, until it momentarily stops at the very top of the ball s motion. Its acceleration is -9.8 m/s^2 at the very top.

## What are the factors that affect a projectile motion?

Factors affecting the flight path of a Projectile are:

- Gravity.
- Air Resistance.
- Speed of Release.
- Angle of Release.
- Height of Release.
- Spin.

## What is the acceleration of the ball at the top of its path?

-9.8 meters per second squared

At the very top of a ball’s motion, its speed is zero and its acceleration is -9.8 meters per second squared. The direction of the ball is, at first, upwards, then it reaches the top of its path and moves in a downward direction.

**What is the acceleration of a projectile particle?**

Accelerations in the horizontal projectile motion and vertical projectile motion of a particle: When a particle is projected in the air with some speed, the only force acting on it during its time in the air is the acceleration due to gravity (g).

**How can we define projectile motion in the real world?**

We know that projectile motion is a type of two-dimensional motion or motion in a plane. It is assumed that the only force acting on a projectile (the object experiencing projectile motion) is the force due to gravity. But how can we define projectile motion in the real world? How are the concepts of projectile motion applicable to daily life?

### How to calculate the trajectory of a projectile?

Calculate the trajectory of a projectile. Projectile motion is the motion of an object thrown or projected into the air, subject only to acceleration as a result of gravity. The applications of projectile motion in physics and engineering are numerous.

### Which is the formula for projectile motion in basketball?

The equation of Trajectory: \\(Equation\\,of\\,Trajectory = x\an \\Theta -\\frac{gx^2}{2u^2cos^{2}\\Theta }\\) This is the Equation of Trajectory in projectile motion, and it proves that the projectile motion is always parabolic in nature. Basketball Physics.