List of Topics

SfC Home > Physics > Gravity >

 

Mini-Quiz: Horizontal Motion Unaffected by Gravity

by Ron Kurtus (revised 14 February 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What happens when an object is projected perpendicular to gravity?

It continually moves parallel to the ground

Its horizontal velocity remains the same, but it falls according to gravity

It slows down

2. Is the horizontal velocity constant when an object is projected at a downward angle?

Yes, the horizontal component of the velocity remains constant

It depends on the angle

No, the horizontal velocity accelerates

3. If the Earth is a sphere, how can it be considered flat?

Many people still believe the Earth is flat

The Earth is not an exact sphere but is flat on one side

Since the Earth is so large, its surface is approximately flat for short displacements

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Goals are important


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Independence of Perpendicular Components of Motion - PhysicsClassroon.com

Gravity Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Simple Gravity Science

Top-rated books on Advanced Gravity Physics


Questions and comments

Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


Share

Click on a button to bookmark or share this page through Twitter, Facebook, email, or other services:

 

Students and researchers

The Web address of this page is:
www.school-for-champions.com/science/
mini-quiz_gravity_horizontal_motion.htm

Please include it as a link on your website or as a reference in your report, document, or thesis.

Copyright © Restrictions


Where are you now?

School for Champions

Gravity topics

Mini-Quiz: Horizontal Motion Unaffected by Gravity




Gravity and Gravitation

Gravity topics

Basics

Derivations of equations

Falling objects

Projected downward

Projected upward

Gravity and energy

Gravity and work

Gravity applications

Gravitation



Let's make the world a better place

Be the best that you can be.

Use your knowledge and skills to help others succeed.

Don't be wasteful; protect our environment.

You CAN influence the world.





The School for Champions helps you become the type of person who can be called a Champion.