Now well take a look at movement in multiple dimensions, i.e. the x- and y-directions. These types of problems are very common and incredibly useful in teaching you the math and helping your mind think as a physicist. When dealing with a projectile with a parabolic path, for example, you know how to solve for any missing variable by breaking up the problem into x and y-components of the flight. Its the understanding of how to and when to break up a problem into multiple components that will carry you through much of mechanics and AP Physics. Well leave the next dimension, z, for another time and move onto circular motion next.
The horizontal acceleration of a projectile in flight is zero.
The vertical acceleration of a projectile in flight is the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of Earth.
You may use the kinematic equations to separately analyze the horizontal and vertical components of a projectile’s motion.
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This book includes a comprehensive review of the key AP Physics C concepts and targeted strategies for acing every section of the exam. Additionally, the book includes two full length practice tests with full answer explanations.
The book offers a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. It includes 2 full length practice exams modeled on the real test, 3 separate plans to fit your study stle, review material updated to the most recent tests, and all the terms and concepts you need to know.