is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
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is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
can any one answer this please
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
What is your current understanding? Under what constraints is your projectile operating, and which freedoms? What are your frames of reference? Is this homework?
Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Projectile motion is 0dimensional, as proven by Zeno.
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Do you know what a dimension is? Can you throw something and check what happens?
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
It's at least 4dimensional, and possibly 10 or 26 depending on your preference of string theory.
Though admittedly the motion in one or more of those dimensions is generally considered negligible.
Though admittedly the motion in one or more of those dimensions is generally considered negligible.
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
I had to do coriolis acceleration in Physics 1, and look how well I turned out! Grumble grumble.
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
muheedmir007 wrote:can any one answer this please
Go outside and throw a rock. How many spatial dimensions does it take to describe the path? Now repeat the experiment using a frisbee. Does that change your answer?
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
LaserGuy wrote:muheedmir007 wrote:can any one answer this please
Go outside and throw a rock. How many spatial dimensions does it take to describe the path? Now repeat the experiment using a frisbee. Does that change your answer?
Warning: If you live in a glass house, do not attempt the first experiment.
Warning: If you live in a Nerf house, you can attempt the second experiment but watch out for light breezes. Like you already have to, unless you've not yet found the right neighbours and like moving every time there's a light gust.
Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Pretty sure it’s onedimensional, though depending on your universe that 1D path may be embedded in some other topology.
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Simple projectile motion (interpreted as throwing a ball straight forward w/o any outside forces except gravity and initial thrust) would be threedimensional: The ball travels away from you (1), up, then down (2), and through time (3), thus travelling through three dimensions. If there is wind (not parallel to the ball's trajectory), then the ball also travels laterally, bringing our total to four.
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Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Qaanol wrote:Pretty sure it’s onedimensional, though depending on your universe that 1D path may be embedded in some other topology.
Only if the projectile is pointlike.
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