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 3 years ago
PROJECTILE MOTIONWhy isn't there any accelertion in the x direction while there is an acceleration of g in the y direction?
 3 years ago
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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estebananaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1because the acceleration due to gravity force has no xaxis component. although the projectile is moving on xaxis, the weight is always the same

Santosh_K
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh! 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.

Santosh_K
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thanks buddy!! are you an mit student?

Brian_Corbett
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You 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.

201116252
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0remember 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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