The Road Runner Show: Outboard Motor
  • Physics → Motion → Projectile Motion

The Coyote unintentionally launches off of a cliff, and he realizes that he could have made it to the other side if he had stayed on his motor. This clip illustrates a misconception about motion: the horizontal speed of an object does not influence how quickly it falls.

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  1. What forces do you observe? How did the coyote's motion change? What caused this change?
  2. How does this clip illustrate the independence of horizontal velocity and vertical velocity of a projectile?

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  • Elizabeth
    10 months ago
    Intro to the independence of horizontal motion and vertical motion for 2D Kinematics (Projectiles)
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