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written by Walter Fendt
This applet demonstrates projectile motion. The initial speed, height, and mass of the projectile, the initial angle of the velocity, and the gravitation constant can be set by the user and the resultant motion viewed. Display options available include the velocity, acceleration, and potential and kinetic energies.
This is part of a large collection of physics applets available in a wide range of languages.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Motion in More Than One Dimension
This simulation would be a good follow-up to the PhET projectile motion applet (above). This item takes the learner to the next level by calculating maximum height, horizontal distance, magnitude of velocity, and total energy of a projected object. Students will set initial height, speed, angle, and mass before firing their projectile. Appropriate for high school or gifted/talented middle school students.Link to Unit:
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Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Projectile Motion:
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