Projectile Motion Lab Report

The purpose of Lab Assignment 1 was to analyze projectile motion. In doing so, we determined the initial velocity of the ball shot horizontally from the spring loaded projectile launcher. Also, we verified the angle at which the projection of the ball would produce a maximum range. Lastly, we predicted the range that a ball would travel at a certain angle, theta. Projectile motion is the motion of objects that are initially launched, or projected, and then continue moving with only the force of gravity acting upon it. The forces involved in projectile motion are the initial velocity of the projected object at a certain angle and gravity acting downward on the object. The vector nature of forces can be…