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CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION (E103)

For today, we had the experiment entitled Projectile Motion. The first thing that came out of our minds is that we are about to project the object like a cannon. The concept of projectile motion and trajectory is the motion of a projectile and the ranges of projectiles launched at different angles. In the experiment proper, Mr Cabrera asked us to set the launcher each at 30 and 60 angles. An object thrown with an initial velocity an angle acted by gravitational pull when air resistance is too small and close to being negligible is known as a projectile. On the other hand, a trajectory is the path or progression in resembling the physical quantity of the projectile. In such cases, they are related to each other. We are asked to make 3 trials for each and make certain values which are very close to the first three trials for the remaining 2 trials required. The key to have a precise launching of the ball at an angle is to make the launcher with respect to ground stable. During the experiment, there are times that the ball did not go as perfectly to the place we are ought to place it. These are called simple errors of nature. But we managed to make it almost perfect. The percentage errors we obtained did not go beyond 1%. As for the calculated values, the ball thrown at either 30 or 60 angles have the same range (30=60 ideally). Same goes with the ball thrown at any angle and another angle thrown in complement with it. Nonetheless, the weight of the projectile is significant in comparison to the force of the projection. The applied force does not produce the same velocity for different projection angles, thus the greater range/s occur when projected at angles less than 45 which is the computation for the range all along. As for the results, we can say that the trajectory has a purpose that through trial and error, we can see the accuracy of the results and the precision of our shots. Each of the apparatus played an important role that we all used it to its maximum potential. For those fellow Mapuan students who are to take up PHY10L for the upcoming terms, we, group 3A/A2 under Prof. Ryan Cabrera recommends you all to do the following: (a) First things first, the ball is made of metal and when thrown to a person, it will cause injury. Be careful in positioning your projectile launchers, as much as possible, the experiment has to be in a corner to avoid further damages. (b) Buy at least 1 carbon paper. Carbon paper is used to detect where the ball will land as it is projected. (c) Observe stability and equilibrium to the launcher to ensure accurate results and (d) we guarantee you that all of you will enjoy this experiment and we hope to see good results from you.