Motion in A Plane

Physics Part I

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Two projectiles are projected with same speed but at different angles. Under what conditions can they land at the same point at the same time on the earth?

Given, two projectiles are projected at different angles with the same speed.

So, the two angles of projection i.e. θ and 90°–θ, for which horizontal range is same.

So, the two angles of projection i.e. θ and 90°–θ, for which horizontal range is same.

The projectiles will land at the same point if they are projected at angles θ and (90°–θ) from the same point and in the same plane. But, since the time of flight is different for the two cases, therefore the projectiles will reach the ground at different moments.

If the projectile that takes more time to reach the ground is projected earlier than the second, then both may reach the ground at the same moment. Time of flight of first projectile projected at angle θ,

Time of flight of second projectile projected at angle 90°–θ,

If two projectiles are projected at the time interval, then they will land at the same time.

Time of flight of second projectile projected at angle 90°–θ,

If two projectiles are projected at the time interval, then they will land at the same time.

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What is a vector quantity?

A physical quantity that requires direction along with magnitude, for its complete specification is called a vector quantity.

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What are the basic characteristics that a quantity must possess so that it may be a vector quantity?

A quantity must possess the direction and must follow the vector axioms. Any quantity that follows the vector axioms are classified as vectors.

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What is a scalar quantity?

A physical quantity that requires only magnitude for its complete specification is called a scalar quantity.

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