AP Physics 1 Projectile Motion Lab

Purpose: The purpose of this lab was to understand and analyze the motion of a projectile in a 2d environment.

Materials:

Ball

Camera

Meter Stick

Procedure:

The procedure was to set up the meter stick, and the camera, and the we tossed the ball while the camera was recording to get our data. Then we analyzed the data using the program called Tracker to compile the data points into a graph that could be interpreted.

Data Analysis:

Capture data projectile motin labCapture Projectile Motion Lab

Conclusion: In conclusion, using the graphs to analyze velocity in the vertical and horizontal directions, I was able to determine that since there is no accelerating force in the vertical direction there is no change in velocity as the ball moves in that direction providing there is not air resistance. While in the horizontal direction, velocity increases as the force of gravity accelerates it downward.

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