# curvilinear motion

## Curvilinear Translation (Projectile Motion)

Projectile motion follows a parabolic trajectory. The vertical component of projectile is under constant gravitational acceleration and the horizontal component is at constant velocity. For easy handling, resolve the motion into x and y components and use the formulas in rectilinear translation.

Form the figure below:

$v_{ox} = v_o \, \cos \theta$

$v_{oy} = v_o \, \sin \theta$