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Direction of acceleration due to gravity vectors

Direction of acceleration due to gravity vectors

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Acceleration due to gravity is a vector quantity.

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Vectors can be represented by an arrow to show magnitude and direction

Vectors can be represented by an arrow to show magnitude and direction

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On your whiteboards, draw the direction of acceleration for the following objects.

On your whiteboards, draw the direction of acceleration for the following objects.

The dashed line represents its path.

* not drawn to scale

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#1. A pebble dropped from a bridge

#1. A pebble dropped from a bridge

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Answer

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#1. A pebble dropped from a bridge

#1. A pebble dropped from a bridge

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The vector is oriented down.

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#2. A baseball tossed up in the air, halfway up the path

#2. A baseball tossed up in the air, halfway up the path

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Answer

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#2. A baseball tossed up in the air, halfway up the path

#2. A baseball tossed up in the air, halfway up the path

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The vector is oriented down.

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#3. A baseball tossed up in the air, at the top

#3. A baseball tossed up in the air, at the top

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Answer

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#3. A baseball tossed up in the air, at the top

#3. A baseball tossed up in the air, at the top

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The vector is oriented down.

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#4. A baseball tossed up in the air, right before it strikes the ground

#4. A baseball tossed up in the air, right before it strikes the ground

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Answer

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#4. A baseball tossed up in the air, right before it strikes the ground

#4. A baseball tossed up in the air, right before it strikes the ground

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The vector is oriented down.

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#5. A football is thrown at a 450 angle, at the top of its path

#5. A football is thrown at a 450 angle, at the top of its path

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Answer

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#5. A football is thrown at a 450 angle, at the top of its path

#5. A football is thrown at a 450 angle, at the top of its path

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The vector is oriented down.

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#6. A cannonball rolling off a table

#6. A cannonball rolling off a table

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Answer

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#6. A cannonball rolling off a table

#6. A cannonball rolling off a table

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The vector is oriented down.

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