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# What is the position of horizontal motion?

## What is the position of horizontal motion?

The position of the object at 1-second intervals is shown. In this example, the initial horizontal velocity is 20 m/s and there is no initial vertical velocity (i.e., a case of a horizontally launched projectile)….

Time Horizontal Displacement Vertical Displacement
2 s 67.8 m 19.6 m
3 s 101.7 m 14.7 m
4 s 135.6 m 0 m

### What are the three examples of horizontal motion?

Examples of Horizontal Motion

• A boat travelling in a river.
• A bullet fired from a gun.
• Throwing a ball or a cannonball.
• Movement of a billiard ball on the billiard table.
• The motion of the planet Earth around the Sun.

#### What is the symbol of horizontal motion?

The Known and Unknown Variables

Quantity Symbol Symbol
horizontal displacement x or dx y or dy
original horizontal velocity vox voy
horizontal acceleration ax ay
final horizontal velocity vfx vfy

What causes horizontal motion?

A projectile is an object upon which the only force is gravity. Gravity acts to influence the vertical motion of the projectile, thus causing a vertical acceleration. The horizontal motion of the projectile is the result of the tendency of any object in motion to remain in motion at constant velocity.

What is the difference between horizontal motion and vertical motion?

The vertical velocity of a projectile changes by 9.8 m/s each second, The horizontal motion of a projectile is independent of its vertical motion….

Time Horizontal Velocity Vertical Velocity
1 s 73.1 m/s, right 9.8 m/s, up
2 s 73.1 m/s, right 0 m/s
3 s 73.1 m/s, right 9.8 m/s, down
4 s 73.1 m/s, right 19.6 m/s, down

## What is vertical motion?

The vertical motion is a motion that happens when we throw an object totally up, this means that the initial velocity or the force is only applied in the vertical axis, this is why this motion only has vertical movement and in case there is a horizontal motion, it is because of the air that makes the object move.

### What are the laws of horizontal motion?

According to Newton’s law of inertia, an object in motion in a horizontal direction would continue in its horizontal motion with the same horizontal speed and direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced horizontal force.

#### What is the difference between horizontal and vertical motion?

This is to say that the vertical velocity changes by 9.8 m/s each second and the horizontal velocity never changes. This is indeed consistent with the fact that there is a vertical force acting upon a projectile but no horizontal force….

Time Horizontal Velocity Vertical Velocity
7 s 73.1 m/s, right 49.0 m/s, down