When looking at projectile motion, scientists often consider maximum height, time, velocity, and range of the object’s motion. Additionally, it is important to remember for projectile motion that you are essentially solving two separate problem sets, vertical and horizontal.

The following video clip shows how these factors can be calculated. Pause the video at each calculation to familiarize yourself with some of the different aspects of calculating projectile motion. You will practice looking at these calculations after the clip.

Interactive exercise. Assistance may be required. In the table below, you will find additional resources that will help you further break down the foundational aspects of projectile motion. As you scroll over the boxes located in the "Breaking it down" column, a pop-up box will be displayed explaining the various components of each equation.