Projectile Motion Experiment

By Monday, August 19, perform the following experiments online at the Projectile Motion – Galileo website. (

Fill in the tables, and post your answers to the questions.

Question 1

Procedure: Keep the initial velocity fixed at 50 m/s. Perform the experiment for each of the following angles:

· 15 degrees

· 30 degrees

· 45 degrees

· 60 degrees

· 75 degrees

Record in table 1:

· The maximum horizontal distance (Range) traveled by the projectile at various angles

· The total time of flight at various angles

· The maximum height attained

Table 1: Experiment 1 – Range & Time of flight

S. No.

Initial Velocity

Angle of Projection


Time of Flight

Maximum Height Attained






Observe and Analyze:

· What angle produces the maximum range? Why?

· What angle produces the maximum height? Why?

· Are there angles which produce the same range? If so, how would you explain this?

Question 2

Procedure: Set the angle to 45 degrees. Perform the experiment with the following initial velocities.

· 30 m/s

· 40 m/s

· 50 m/s

· 60 m/s

Record in Table 2: The horizontal and vertical components of the velocity and the ranges for each of the velocities.

Table 2: Experiment 2 – Range at 45°

S. No.

Initial Velocity

Horizontal Velocity

Vertical Velocity

Range at 45°





Observe and Analyze:

· As the velocity is increased what happens to the Range?

· Using the initial horizontal and vertical velocities from your table, verify mathematically that the range is correct for the initial speed of 60 m/s.

Attached are assignment related online lectures and textbook chapters

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