Describe the “up and down” motion of a projectile thrown straight up and then caught.

RainbowPanda Oct 18, 2018

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Generally speaking, projectile motion is described by a PARABOLA. That is, the projectile follows a parabolic path.

Straight up, the path will be a straight line. The initial velocity will be the greatest and the object will experience a NEGATIVE acceleration (due to gravity (sometimes air friction is considered)) until it is 'caught' or it ceases vertical motion and begins it's descent back along the line....this time being ACCELERATED by gravity.

ElectricPavlov Oct 18, 2018

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Best Answer

Generally speaking, projectile motion is described by a PARABOLA. That is, the projectile follows a parabolic path.

Straight up, the path will be a straight line. The initial velocity will be the greatest and the object will experience a NEGATIVE acceleration (due to gravity (sometimes air friction is considered)) until it is 'caught' or it ceases vertical motion and begins it's descent back along the line....this time being ACCELERATED by gravity.

ElectricPavlov Oct 18, 2018