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Projectile Motion - an easy approach

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The key to solving most of the projectile motion problems is conservation of energy.
For example, if we are asked to find the final velocity just before touching ground, for a body of mass m thrown with a velocity V, proceed as follows.

We are "Throwing" the body; this means we did work on the body--> or in other words we gave it some energy and with that energy it is flying.

As energy can neither be created or destroyed, we must take the final energy ...

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Solution explains the concepts along with all mathematical steps.