- Dave Nero
Link to Simulation (requires flash) This simulation demonstrates projectile motion. Choose a projectile to launch, along with its launch parameters. Air resistance can be enabled to see how much of an effect it has. The target and tape measure can be repositioned.
- Does the mass of the projectile matter when air resistance is ignored? What if there is air resistance?
- With launch speed fixed, what angle maximizes range? What angle maximize time in the air?
- Try to hit the target.
- Without moving the target, can you hit it again using different launch parameters?