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# How does gravity affect the 2 components of projectile motion?

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-- Gravity causes the vertical component of projectile motion to vary according to

the local acceleration of gravity.

-- Gravity has no effect at all on the horizontal component of projectile motion. Wiki User

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Q: How does gravity affect the 2 components of projectile motion?
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### How does the gravity affect the two components of projectile motion?

Projectile motion has two components horizontal motion and vertical motion. Gravity affects only the vertical motion of projectile motion.

### Is a feather falling in a vacuum projectile motion?

A feather falling in a vacuum is not considered as a projectile motion. Gravity, which is absent in a vacuum, is one of the components of projectile motion.

### Which two forces affect the motion of a projectile?

The main forces acting on a projectile are gravity, and air resistance.

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### Is projectile motion a motion in one dimension the direction of gravity?

No, gravity is only one of the vectors in projectile motion.

### Which of these components of projectile motion is not influenced by gravity?

Horizontal and vertical components which need to be treated independently from each other when working out either the horizontal or vertical motion.

### The height of a projectile in motion is dependent on what?

Projectile motion is a form of motion wherein an object moves along a curved path under the action of gravity only. The height of a projectile in motion is dependent on gravity.

### Does gravity affect the vertical motion of projectile motion?

Yes. Gravity acts downward on a projectile. That is why on Earth, objects eventually start to come down after throwing them, without the force of gravity acting downward the object would continue in a straight line forever.

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### How does gravity affect two componets projectile motion?

The vertical motion is accelerated downwards, at a rate of about 9.8 meters per square second. The horizontal motion is not affected. This all assumes that air resistance is insignificant, and can therefore be ignored.

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