   Chapter 3, Problem 9CQ

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Section
Textbook Problem

A projectile is launched at some angle to the horizontal with some initial speed vi; air resistance is negligible, (a) Is the projectile a freely falling body? (b) What is its acceleration in the vertical direction? (c) What is its acceleration in the horizontal direction?

(a)

To determine

Whether the projectile is a freely falling body or not.

Explanation

A ball, when thrown upwards with a certain angle or a ball thrown from a height will follow a path called a projectile.

A freely falling body is a body moving under the influence of gravity alone...

(b)

To determine

The acceleration of a projectile in the vertical direction.

(c)

To determine

The acceleration of a projectile in the horizontal direction.

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