Tips For Solving Projectile Motion Problems

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Tips For Solving Projectile Motion Problems

  1. 1. <ul><li>X-motion is ALWAYS independent of Y-motion </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t know time (t), solve for it FIRST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? Time is the same for both directions and will be the same in any equation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A y = -9.81 m/s 2 (unless specified) </li></ul><ul><li>A x = 0 m/s 2 (unless specified) </li></ul><ul><li>Write down given information (and in what direction </li></ul><ul><li>ISOLATE UNKNOWN VARIABLE FIRST BEFORE PLUGGING IN NUMBERS </li></ul>

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