Get a free home demo of LearnNext

Available for CBSE, ICSE and State Board syllabus.
Call our LearnNext Expert on 1800 419 1234 (tollfree)
OR submit details below for a call back


Projectile Motion

Have a doubt? Clear it now.
live_help Have a doubt, Ask our Expert Ask Now
format_list_bulleted Take this Lesson Test Start Test

Projectile Motion - Lesson Summary

A body that is in flight after it is thrown or projected is called a projectile. The motion of the projectile is the result of two separate but simultaneously occurring components of motion. One is the horizontal component without any acceleration and the other is the vertical component with constant acceleration due to gravity. We neglect the effect of air resistance on the motion of the projectile.

The path followed by a projectile is a parabola. The time of flight T f is the total time during which the projectile is in motion. The time taken for the projectile to attain maximum height is t m.

The maximum height of the projectile as h metres. This height is reached in time t m. The horizontal distance travelled by the projectile during its time of flight is called the horizontal range. The angle of projection for the maximum range of the projectile is 45°.


Feel the LearnNext Experience on App

Download app, watch sample animated video lessons and get a free trial.

Desktop Download Now
Try LearnNext at home

Get a free home demo. Book an appointment now!