Editor selections by Topic and Unit

The Physics Front is a free service provided by the AAPT in partnership with the NSF/NSDL.

## Detail Page

This interactive problem will help learners understand why we deal with kinematic equations for both components of motion in the example of an arrow shot from a bow. Given initial velocity and distance traveled by the arrow, how much time does it take to reach the target? The author provides a detailed 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. A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, from conceptual process through strategic analysis of how to choose the correct formula. Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.

This resource is part of a larger set of interactive homework problems for introductory physics, all based on physics education research. See Related Materials for a link to the full collection.
Editor's Note: It will be important for students to realize that this problem presents an idealized situation, since you would encounter air resistance for an arrow shot anywhere on Earth. Air resistance is neglected to keep the problem straightforward for beginners.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
= Projectile Motion
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
• Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?

Intended User:
Learner
Format:
text/html
Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
arrow , displacement, gravitational acceleration, homework problems, interactive homework, velocity
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created January 26, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
January 9, 2015 by Caroline Hall
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 31, 2014
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (https://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), <https://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 August 14, 2024, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: https://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. https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow (accessed 14 August 2024).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 31 Aug. 2014. 14 Aug. 2024 <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {14 August 2024}, Month = {August 31, 2014}, Year = {2006} }
Refer Export Format

%A Gary Gladding %T Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow %D August 31, 2014 %I University of llinois Physics Education Research Group %C Urbana %U https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow %O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source %A Gladding, Gary %D August 31, 2014 %T Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow %I University of llinois Physics Education Research Group %V 2024 %N 14 August 2024 %8 August 31, 2014 %9 text/html %U https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_arrow

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in a shared folder.

You must login to access shared folders.

### Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Arrow:

Is Part Of Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Full Collection

A link to the full collection of interactive homework problems by the Illinois PER Group.

relation by Caroline Hall

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders