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Projectile Motion

Ramesh Asks:

“A body is projected with velocity u with an angle with the horizontal. What is its average velocity when it crosses half of its max height”

Vector resolution and addition

Zeenath Asks:

Sir please send me the answers with the reasons and steps

  1. the drawing on the left shows two vectors A and B, and the drawing on the right shows their components.

    The scalar components of these vectors are:

    When the vectors A and B are added, the resultant vector is R, so that RAB. What are the x– and y-components of R?
  2. the displacement vectors A and B, when added together, give the resultant vector R, so that RAB. Use the data in the drawing to find the magnitude R of the resultant vector and the angle q that it makes with the +x axis.




In the first question as you can see that the X components (Ax and Bx being equal and opposite will cancel each other and therefore the X com ponent of the resultant is zero.

The Y components will add up and therefore the Y component of resultant = 3.4+3.4 = 6.8 m and this itself is the magnitude of the resultant as the X components have canceled out.

Hnit for Answer to the second question

Resolution of Vectors

From: Vakas

Subject: Resolution with geometry
Message Body:
Dear sir,
I m not able to understand that when we resolute mg in a inclined plane that plane having angle theta,how does the vertical component goes through inclined surface & cos comp opp to N.
explain with geometry so that i don’t get confused in future in determining the two comps is right direction.


In a right angled triangle,


When mg is resolved into mutually perpendicular directions, one parallel to plane and the other perpendicular to the plane (opposite to the Normal reaction), the component which is adjacent to θ is the cos component and the one away from θ is the sine component.

Students find difficulty ,mainly in identifying the angle .

See the diagram below and try to analyze


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