Ch 5: Chapter 5: Projectile Motion

About This Chapter

The Projectile Motion chapter of this Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics Companion Course helps students learn the essential physics lessons of projectile motion. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Projectile Motion textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics' Projectile Motion chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the projectile motion topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Difference between vectors and scalars
  • How to find the resultants of vectors
  • How to solve projectile motion problems
  • Projectiles and their parabolic paths

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5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Chapter 5: Projectile Motion
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Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

1. Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

In this lesson, we will examine scalars and vectors, learn why it is important to know the difference between the two and why remembering to add a direction to many of your exam answers could be the reason you get it right or wrong.

Resultants of Vectors: Definition & Calculation

2. Resultants of Vectors: Definition & Calculation

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a resultant of a vector is and use mathematics to calculate the resultant of two vectors. A short quiz will follow.

Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

3. Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

A projectile is any object that is given an initial velocity and then follows a path determined entirely by gravity. In this lesson, we will introduce projectile motion and touch on a few key facts to keep in mind when working through these problems.

Projectile Motion Practice Problems

4. Projectile Motion Practice Problems

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to use the sets of equations that are used to solve projectile motion problems. Learn how to manipulate them to find the answer you need.

Parabolic Path: Definition & Projectiles

5. Parabolic Path: Definition & Projectiles

The water in a fountain, a human cannonball, or an artillery shell can follow a parabolic path. We'll define a parabolic path and then work our way through the math that tells us where the projectile will be at any particular moment.

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