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PROJECTILE MOTIONWhy isn't there any accelertion in the x direction while there is an acceleration of g in the y direction?
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PROJECTILE MOTIONWhy isn't there any accelertion in the x direction while there is an acceleration of g in the y direction?
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estebananayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
because the acceleration due to gravity force has no xaxis component. although the projectile is moving on xaxis, the weight is always the same
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Santosh_KBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh! so that means the acc. due to gravity (g) has only y component that is it acts downwards only and not horizontally therefore the acceleration due to gravity for the x component is zero.
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Santosh_KBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
thanks buddy!! are you an mit student?
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Brian_CorbettBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You can have an acceleration in the "x" however it is not due to gravity. Air friction will provide the force that slows the projectile down horizontally however this effect is often neglected as it makes a mess of the nice negative quadratic.
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201116252Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
remember accceleration is the rate at which velocity changes,so if an object moves in the x direction with certain V over time t,then there is acceleration in that direction
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