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Physics HS/Science Unit: 03 Lesson: 01

Projectile Motion Lab Report


Trial 1 Launch Speed 25m/s Launch Angle 450 Height 100 m vox =_17.7_ m/s voy =_17.7_ m/s

The initial velocity component in the x direction calculated is The initial velocity component in the y direction calculated is

Show your calculations for velocity components here :

vox = vo cos 450 = 17.7 m/s voy = 25 sin 450 = 17.7 m/s

Run the simulation Launch the projectile at the specified velocity (launch speed and angle) and record the final total impact velocity, time, and range. t = __6.66__s vf = __50.9__m/s range = __118__ m Calculate the x distance (range) from the x speed and the time of flight: x = vox t : xf =_118_ m Calculate the final y component of velocity: vfy = voy - g t : vfy = _-48_ m/s Calculate the final impact speed from the velocity components: v2f = v2fx + v2fy : vf = _50.9_m/s

Show calculations here:

Calculated Range ___118 m____ Computer Simulation Range__118 m______ Calculated final velocity 50.9 m/s Computer Simulation final velocity_50.9 m/s_

Trial 2

Launch Speed 40m/s Launch Angle 60 Height 0 m vox =___20___ m/s voy =___25___ m/s

The initial velocity component in the x direction calculated is The initial velocity component in the y direction calculated is

. Show your calculations for velocity components here: vox = 40 cos 600 = 20 m/s

voy = 40 sin 600 = 35

Run the simulation Launch the projectile at the specified velocity (launch speed and angle) and record the final total impact velocity, time, and range. t = __7.06__s vf = __40___m/s range = __141__ m Calculate the x distance (range) from the x speed and the time of flight: x = vox t : xf =_141_ m Calculate the final y component of velocity: vfy = voy - g t : vfy = _-35_ m/s Calculate the final impact speed from the velocity components: v2f = v2fx + v2fy : vf = _40_m/s
Show calculations here:

xf = voxt = (20)(7.06) = 14/m Vfy = voy = - g t = 35 (98)(7.06) = -35

Calculated Range ___14 m_____ Computer Simulation Range___14 m______ Calculated final velocity _40 m/s_ Computer Simulation final velocity_40 m/s_

2012, TESCCC

06/12/12

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Physics HS/Science Unit: 03 Lesson: 01

Trial 3

Launch Speed 40m/s Launch Angle 60 Height 100 m vox =__20____m/s voy =__35____ m/s

The initial velocity component in the x direction calculated is The initial velocity component in the y direction calculated is . Show your calculations for velocity components here:
Same as Trial 2

Run the simulation Launch the projectile at the specified velocity (launch speed and angle) and record the final total impact velocity, time, and range. t = _9.26__s vf = _59.7__m/s range = _185___ m Calculate the x distance (range) from the x speed and the time of flight: x = vox t : xf =_185_ m Calculate the final y component of velocity: vfy = voy - g t : vfy = _-56.2_ m/s Calculate the final impact speed from the velocity components: v2f = v2fx + v2fy : vf = _59.7_m/s

Show calculations here:

Calculated Range ___185 m_____ Computer Simulation Range__185 m_______ Calculated final velocity _59.7 m/s Computer Simulation final velocity_59.7 m/s_

Trial 4

Launch Speed 40m/s Launch Angle 30 Height 0 m


vox =_34.635_ m/s voy =_20_____ m/s

The initial velocity component in the x direction calculated is The initial velocity component in the y direction calculated is .
Show your calculations for velocity components here:

vox = 40 cos 30 = 35 voy = 40 sin 30 = 20

Run the simulation Launch the projectile at the specified velocity (launch speed and angle) and record the final total impact velocity, time, and range. t = _4.08___s vf = _40____m/s range = _141___ m (same as 60) Calculate the x distance (range) from the x speed and the time of flight: x = vox t : xf =_142_ m Calculate the final y component of velocity: vfy = voy - g t : vfy = _-20__ m/s Calculate the final impact speed from the velocity components: v2f = v2fx + v2fy : vf = _40_m/s

Show calculations here:

Calculated Range __141 m______ Computer Simulation Range__141 m______ Calculated final velocity _40 m/s_ Computer Simulation final velocity_40 m/s_

2012, TESCCC

06/12/12

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