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• 1. Direction of acceleration due to gravity vectors
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Acceleration due to gravity is a vector quantity.
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• Vectors can be represented by an arrow to show magnitude and direction
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• On your whiteboards, draw the direction of acceleration for the following objects.
• The dashed line represents its path.
• * not drawn to scale
• 5. #1. A pebble dropped from a bridge
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• 6. #1. A pebble dropped from a bridge
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The vector is oriented down.
• 7. #2. A baseball tossed up in the air, halfway up the path
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• 8. #2. A baseball tossed up in the air, halfway up the path
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The vector is oriented down.
• 9. #3. A baseball tossed up in the air, at the top
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• 10. #3. A baseball tossed up in the air, at the top
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The vector is oriented down.
• 11. #4. A baseball tossed up in the air, right before it strikes the ground
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• 12. #4. A baseball tossed up in the air, right before it strikes the ground
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The vector is oriented down.
• 13. #5. A football is thrown at a 45 0 angle, at the top of its path
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• 14. #5. A football is thrown at a 45 0 angle, at the top of its path
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The vector is oriented down.
• 15. #6. A cannonball rolling off a table
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