Projectiles and Motion

With Dr. Bill Stewart

Projectile motion is commonly studied following the Kinematic Equations. Projectile motion is all around us with many illustrations in sports. Most sports use some type of ball (football, soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, etc.) and athletes react to the motion of the ball and fellow competitors.

Dr. Bill Stewart presents a straightforward method for solving several kinds of projectiles by separating the motion into vertical and horizontal components. Two examples are solved, one being a ball launched at an angle and the other a vehicle driving off a cliff and falling to the ground below.