Question by  jashan (8)

What is the physics formula for trajectory horizontal?

I am having a difficult time finding the information on solving a physics problem involving trajectory horizontal.


Answer by  willard (874)

A horizontal trajectory is one that has no vertical motion. This could be the trajectory of an object moving on a flat surface, like a table. The trajectory is described two functions x(t) and y(t) which are the x and y coordinates of the object.


Answer by  jimbob11 (195)

It depends what variable you are trying to solve for. For an object with a horizontal launch, you can use the basic motion equations to predict where the object will land. Assuming you are solving for distance, the equation looks something like, "distance equals launch velocity times the square root of (twice the height devided by 9. 8 m/s^2)"

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