Table of Contents

- 1 Will a dropped object hit the ground before a projectile?
- 2 When a ball is thrown horizontally and another is dropped which will be faster?
- 3 What happens when an object is thrown horizontally?
- 4 When do both objects hit the ground at the same time?
- 5 How to calculate the time it takes for an object to hit?

## Will a dropped object hit the ground before a projectile?

As I said, projectile motion consists of two components, horizontal and vertical, that are independent of one another. That means that if you drop a ball and throw another one straight out, they will both hit the ground at the same time.

**Which will hit the ground first an object dropped or an object launched horizontally?**

If the ball is thrown exactly horizontally, then it will hit the ground at the same time as the dropped one – but it will a lot further away from the thrower.

**Will a thrown ball or dropped ball hit the ground first when dropped or thrown from the same height?**

In other words, if two objects are the same size but one is heavier, the heavier one has greater density than the lighter object. Therefore, when both objects are dropped from the same height and at the same time, the heavier object should hit the ground before the lighter one.

### When a ball is thrown horizontally and another is dropped which will be faster?

Now the acceleration on both the balls was same so the time taken for them to reach the ground should be same. Hence same vertical speed. Horizontal speed is obvious that ball thrown horizontally will be faster.

**Why does a dropped ball hit the ground at the same time as a ball thrown horizontally?**

Its y-axis velocity, the speed at which it moves downwards, is determined purely by gravity, just as in the case of the dropped ball, as none of the throwing force is directed downwards. Both the balls have the same velocity along the y-axis and therefore should reach the ground at the same time.

**Do all projectiles hit the ground at the same time?**

The horizontal and vertical motions of a projectile are independent of each other. So two objects falling under the influence of gravity from the same height will reach the ground simultaneously, regardless of their horizontal velocities.

#### What happens when an object is thrown horizontally?

The horizontal motion of the projectile is the result of the tendency of any object in motion to remain in motion at constant velocity. Due to the absence of horizontal forces, a projectile remains in motion with a constant horizontal velocity.

**What will happen if ball A is thrown horizontally and ball B is dropped vertically from the same height of the same moment?**

Thus, a ball thrown horizontally will reach the ground at the same time as a ball dropped from the same height. The ball is then given additional vertical velocity, but its horizontal position stays the same as that of the truck.

**Does a bullet fired and a bullet dropped hit the ground at the same time?**

The y-component of air resistance for the fired bullet still depends on the fired speed of the bullet (since it is proportional to v2). A fired bullet (with air resistance) does not hit the ground at the same time as a dropped bullet.

## When do both objects hit the ground at the same time?

Therefore, when both objects are dropped from the same height and at the same time, the heavier object should hit the ground before the lighter one. Why do balls hit the ground at the same time?

**Why do heavier objects hit the ground first?**

In other words, if two objects are the same size but one is heavier, the heavier one has greater density than the lighter object. Therefore, when both objects are dropped from the same height and at the same time, the heavier object should hit the ground before the lighter one.

**Which is heavier a dropped ball or a thrown ball?**

Therefore, the fired bullet does not hit the ground at the same time as the dropped bullet, the bullet fired horizontally will take a longer time to fall to the Earth. In this way, which ball will hit the ground first? In other words, if two objects are the same size but one is heavier, the heavier one has greater density than the lighter object.

### How to calculate the time it takes for an object to hit?

The term drop means that the initial vertical velocity is zero. How long is the object in air when dropped from a 25 m high building is calculated using the formula dy = 1/2 gt^2 where dy = 25 m, g = 9.8 m/s^2 and t^2 is the square of the time it traveled downward. The object is in the air for 2.26 seconds and then it hits the ground.