what are horizontal and vertical component of acceleration of a body thrown horizontally with uniform speed.
When a particle is projected with an initial velocity to an angle θ with horizontal then its has two components one along horizontal and one along vertical.
Horizontal component = = .
Vertical component = = .
The horizontal component remains unchanged as there is no net force acting in that direction and this component gives the particle a horizontal displacement.
The vertical component initially decreases as force of gravity is acting in downward direction and at maximum height it becomes zero.This component gives a vertical displacement to particle.
Both components gives the particle a two dimensional motion called a projectile motion.