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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This interactive homework problem presents an arrow shot horizontally at a target whose bullseye is the same height as the arrow.  Given initial speed and distance between archer/target, where will the arrow land on the target? This problem is accompanied by a Socratic-dialog "help" sequence designed to encourage critical thinking as users do a guided conceptual analysis before attempting the mathematics. It is part of a larger collection of interactive physics problems.
Editor's Note: This problem was designed to help learners understand why we deal with kinematic equations for both horizontal and vertical components of motion in the example of an arrow shot from a bow. The author skillfully guides students through a conceptual analysis of how to examine the horizontal component of motion (caused by the archer) and the vertical component (caused by gravity). To keep things simple, the problem assumes no air resistance.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
arrow, gravitational acceleration, gravity, projectile, velocity
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Metadata instance created January 29, 2008 by Alea Smith
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January 9, 2015 by Caroline Hall
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August 31, 2014
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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2014, August 31). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow. Retrieved October 19, 2019, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 31, 2014. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow (accessed 19 October 2019).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 31 Aug. 2014. 19 Oct. 2019 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2019}, Number = {19 October 2019}, Month = {August 31, 2014}, Year = {2006} }
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