When working with projectile problems, the two most useful equations of motion are:

v = u + at and s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^2 .

Remember that when the vertical component of velocity is positive, the particle is rising. At the instant this component is 0, the particle is at maximum height. When the vertical component of velocity is negative, the particle is falling.

For a projectile, the horizontal component of velocity is constant.

v = u + at and s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^2 .

Remember that when the vertical component of velocity is positive, the particle is rising. At the instant this component is 0, the particle is at maximum height. When the vertical component of velocity is negative, the particle is falling.

For a projectile, the horizontal component of velocity is constant.

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## This question appears in the following syllabi:

Syllabus | Module | Section | Topic | Exam Year |
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AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

AQA A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

AQA AS/A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

CCEA A-Level (NI) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

CIE A-Level (UK) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Edexcel A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Projectiles | Projectiles | - |

Edexcel AS/A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Projectiles | Projectiles | - |

OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

OCR A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Motion in Two Dimensions | Projectiles | - |

OCR MEI A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Projectiles | Projectiles | - |

OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Pre-U A-Level (UK) | Mech | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Universal (all site questions) | K | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

WJEC A-Level (Wales) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |