# What happens when a ball is thrown horizontally?

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## What happens when a ball is thrown horizontally?

When a ball is thrown at from a height horizontally, the ball follows a characteristic curved path called a projectile path or parabola. In analyzing the motion of such a ball, we can separate the horizontal and vertical motions of the ball and study the two in isolation.

## When a ball is thrown vertically upward from a moving car?

Since the car is moving with a constant velocity, so no pseudo force acts on the ball while it is in air. Thus the ball goes vertically upwards and the falls downwards (w.r.t. car frame) and falls exactly in the hands of the person.

## Does throwing a ball horizontally affect how fast it takes the ball to reach the ground?

The time required for initially horizontal projectile motion to occur is the same as the time required for the object to fall to its final height. Thus, a ball thrown horizontally will reach the ground at the same time as a ball dropped from the same height.

## Why ball is thrown horizontally in the air has no forward force on it once it is released?

No object exerts a horizontal force on the ball. Thus, according to Newton’s first law, the ball’s horizontal velocity does not change once it is released and is the same as the person’s horizontal component of velocity.

## What is the velocity of a ball thrown horizontally?

The horizontal velocity of a projectile is constant (a never changing in value), There is a vertical acceleration caused by gravity; its value is 9.8 m/s/s, down, The vertical velocity of a projectile changes by 9.8 m/s each second, The horizontal motion of a projectile is independent of its vertical motion.

## What happens if we drop a ball in horizontal direction than its motion?

The horizontal motion of the ball is independent of its vertical motion because the force of gravitation is acting perpendicular to the horizontal direction.

## When a ball is thrown at an angle What is the horizontal acceleration?

Nothing accelerates a projectile horizontally, so horizontal acceleration is always zero.

## When a ball is thrown up vertically upwards?

When a ball is thrown vertically upwards, the kinetic energy of the ball converted into potential energy of the ball. But the total energy of the ball remains constant during its motion.

## When a ball is thrown inside a moving bus?

When a ball is thrown inside a moving bus the kinetic energy of a ball depends on the speed of the bus. It is so because the kinetic energy is directly proportional to the square of the speed of the moving ball.

## Will a ball thrown perfectly horizontally reach the ground before a ball dropped from the same height?

They both fall from the same height. Therefore, they will hit the ground at the same time. The fact that one is moving horizontally is irrelevant – remember that the x and y motions are completely independent !!

## What is the formula for horizontal motion?

(b) The equation that describes the horizontal motion is x=x0+vxt. x = x 0 + v x t . With x0=0, x 0 = 0 , this equation becomes x=vxt.

## Why do a dropped ball and a ball thrown horizontally hit the ground in the same time?

The horizontal and vertical motions of a projectile are independent of each other. So two objects falling under the influence of gravity from the same height will reach the ground simultaneously, regardless of their horizontal velocities.

## What would happen to a ball thrown horizontally if there was no gravity?

Horizontally Launched Projectiles In the absence of gravity, the cannonball would continue its horizontal motion at a constant velocity. This is consistent with the law of inertia.

## What happens in horizontal projectile motion?

A projectile’s horizontal motion is the result of the tendency of any object to persist the motion at a constant velocity. Since horizontal forces are absent, the projectile continues to be in motion at a constant horizontal velocity.

## What would happen to a horizontally thrown ball if there were no gravity?

In deep space, far enough away from large objects like stars and planets that gravity may be neglected, a thrown ball will travel in a straight line and the person throwing the ball will also travel in a straight line in the opposite direction.

## What is the difference between a ball thrown vertically and horizontally?

The ball thrown horizontally begins its fall with zero vertical component to its velocity. It’s effectively falling from rest in terms of its vertical motion. It drops faster and faster and soon lands on the ground. The ball thrown upward, however, beings its fall with an upward vertical component to its velocity.