List of Topics

SfC Home > Physics > Gravity >

 

Mini-Quiz: Effect of Gravity on Sideways Motion

by Ron Kurtus (revised 21 January 2011)

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



1. Why doesn't gravity affect an object moving sideways differently?

Gravity pulls perpendicular to the ground, so sideways motion is not affected

Sideways motion is too fast for gravity to affect it

Gravity pulls sideways motion faster than stationary motion

2. After 2 seconds, which object is falling downward faster?

The stationary object falls faster because gravity affects it more

The object moving sideways falls downward faster because of less friction

They both are moving at the same downward velocity after 2 seconds

3. If two balls are thrown sideways at different velocities, will they hit the ground at the same time?

Yes, because sideways velocities do not affect the rate the balls fall

No, because the harder you throw a ball, the less gravity affects it

It depends whether the balls are the same weight or not

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.


Learn interesting things


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_sideways_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: Effect of Gravity on Sideways Motion




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.