# Sir Isaac Newton's First And Second Laws Of Motion In Projectile Motion

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For over two hundred centuries, mankind has wrestled with the problem of how to hit an object with another object. From the earliest days of the bow and arrow, to today's modern missile defense system, the need to achieve maximum accuracy and distance from a projectile has been critical to the survival of the human race. There are numerous of ways to solve the problem ranging from trial and error—as early man did—to advanced mathematics including trigonometry and calculus. (While the specific mathematical operations are beyond the scope of this work, we will briefly touch on the equations of motion and how they apply to projectile motion as the project progresses.) Many activities associated with warfare (offensive or defensive), sustainment…show more content…
That action is known as force. A force is something that acts on an object while it is either in motion or at rest, and tends to overcome the inertia inherent of either state. (https://www.britannica.com/science/force-physics), Sir Isaac Newton’s first and second laws of motion explain how the force acts on an object and how it affects its…show more content…
In other words, in the case of an object in motion, unless it is affected by a “non-zero force) force such as thrust or drag, it would continue in the same direction and at the same speed indefinitely. “Horizontal motion is under Newton’s first law; therefore, it is at constant horizontal velocity. Newton’s second law states that when a net force is applied to an object, that object will experience a change in velocity, and will undergo acceleration. That acceleration is proportional to the net force applied, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object. In other words, the heavier an object is, it will require a greater force to move the object the same amount (e.g., distance) as a lighter object. ( https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/newton2.html)The mathematical equation that expresses Newton’s second law is: F=m*a where F=force, m=mass, and