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Lessons on Projectile Motion

Name Description Type
Introduction to Projectile Motion
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This introductory lesson addresses the basic concept of projectile motion and offers tips on where to begin solving projectile motion problems. Slides, Animations & Movies
(HTML5 & QuickTime)
Golf Range Lab This interactive lab lets you experiment with different aspects of projectile motion by allowing you to adjust angle and velocity.
This lab was created by Raman Pfaff.
Interactive Lab
(Shockwave)
2-D Motion Lessons This site contains an entire collection of lessons on 2-D kinematics (motion in a plane). Pictures and Explanations
(not local)
Projectiles from an Airplane (the drop)
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This lesson examines the concepts of projectile motion as it applies to the motion of a package dropped from an airplane. Movie & Explanation
Projectiles Off A Cliff
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This lesson examines the concepts of projectile motion as it applies to an object being shot or driving horizontally off a cliff. Movie & Explanation
Projectile Orbit
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This lesson which is actually the end of an earlier Motion lesson, illustrates how a projectile can become an orbital motion.Adjust the initial velocity of the space shuttle and see what happens. Animations & Explanation
The Effect of Air Friction on a Projectile
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This lesson looks at how air friction effects the motion of a projectile. Movie & Explanation
The Monkey and the Gun (classic)
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This lesson examines the classic physics problem of the monkey and the hunter. Movie & Explanation
Center of Mass Motion
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This examines the center of mass of a thrown object not rotating then a thrown object rotating. Movie &
Explanation
Projectile Motion Calculator
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This is a handy tool for checking any projectile motion problem.  Enter some conditions and up pops the range and several other useful pieces of information. Calculator Tool
(ShockWave)
Motion in a Plane Review
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A collection of multiple choice questions providing immediate feedback. Multiple Choice Practice