# A Ball's Motion Analysis

## A ball is kicked at an angle, t, from horizontal. If the ball was kicked with an initial velocity of v, which statement about the motion of the ball is true?

In this scenario, we have a ball being kicked at an angle, t, from horizontal with an initial velocity of v. To analyze the motion of the ball, we need to consider the components of the velocity: horizontal and vertical.

When a ball is kicked at an angle, t, from horizontal, the initial velocity, v, can be broken down into horizontal and vertical components. The horizontal component remains constant throughout the motion, while the vertical component is affected by gravity.

**Statement: The ball's vertical velocity is zero at the highest point in the trajectory.**

To determine whether this statement is true, let's consider the motion of the ball at the highest point in its trajectory. At the highest point, the vertical velocity of the ball is indeed zero.

Explanation: At the highest point, the ball is no longer moving up and has yet to fall down, meaning there is no vertical movement, thus no vertical velocity.

### What are the options?

The statement that the ball's vertical velocity is zero at the highest point in the trajectory is true.