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An archer shoots an arrow in the air horizontally. However, after

moving some distance, the arrow falls to the ground. Name the
initial force that sets the arrow in motion. Explain why the arrow
ultimately falls down.

Science - Exemplar Problems

Chapter 11. Force


The initial force is muscular force which sets the arrow in motion . The force responsible for changing the state of motion is frictional force . The arrow ultimately falls down because of muscular force .
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The force which set the arrow in motion is muscular force. After that, the frictional force due to air acts on it. So its speed decreases gradually and it falls down.
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