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Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

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Which of the following is NOT considered a projectile motion problem?

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1. Projectiles follow a ________ path.

2. Before beginning projectile motion problems, you need to

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet pair will gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of projectile motion. Quiz topics include how to identify the correct projectile motion problems and the type of path that projectiles follow.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Identification of correct projectile motion problems
  • Type of path projectiles follow
  • What needs to happen before starting projectile problems
  • What influences the vertical motion of a projectile
  • Characteristics of the horizontal velocity of a projectile

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what influences the vertical motion of a projectile and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve projectile motion problems

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a projectile is
  • Explain the predictable path traveled by an object
  • Identify the factors influencing projectile motion
  • Describe the role of gravity once something is launched
  • Appreciate how sine and cosine factor into tackling projectile motion problems
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