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# How does initial velocity affect the projectile in motion?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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12y ago

It affects the entire speed of the projectile is going to travel at. Shooting it at a higher initial velocity may increase the airtime of the projectile depending on the angle it was fired at.

Wiki User

12y ago

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13y ago

A projectiles motion will change little because of its weight, weight, depending on propulsion will mainly affect trajectory and distance. Expotential forces(gravity, wind) tend to affect projectile motion as well as the shape of the projectile itself.

If you take two projectiles, one round ball with x mass and another projectile with a coned end point and an ingraved spiral corkscrew tip with the same x mass and propulsion value.

The later's motion is affected and will travel further because of its shape and how it interacts with aero dynamics.

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