Android Game using Parabolic Trajectory

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Projectile motion is a form of motion where an object moves in a bilaterally symmetrical, parabolic path. The path that the object follows is called its trajectory. Projectile motion only occurs when there is one force applied at the beginning on the trajectory, after which the only interference is from gravity.

What are the Key Components of Projectile Motion?

The key components that we need to remember in order to solve projectile motion problems are:

  • Initial launch angle, θ

  • Initial velocity, u

  • Time of flight, T

  • Acceleration, a

  • Horizontal velocity, Vx

  • Vertical velocity, Vy