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Ballistic Simulator II


Ballistic Simulator II

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This virtual experiment is designed to let the student measure the relation between muzzle velocity (which determines projectile energy), gravitational potential and the effects of frictional drag caused by wind speed blowing opposite to the direction the projectile is moving in.
Material Type: Drill and Practice
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: June 06, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 07, 2004
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  • Editor Review avg: 5 rating
  • User Rating: 3.5 user rating
  • Discussion (3 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Hugh Jack
11 years ago

Hugh Jack (Faculty)

I (Hugh) didn't write the applet. It is part of the basic set of demonstration
applets that come with the Sun JDK.

Avatar for James Poulakos
13 years ago

James Poulakos (Staff)

There seems to be a more refined, improved version at [also listed by MERLOT]. This
other version features significant improvements that make the tool more
instructive and easier to use. Moreover, the accompanying text offers an
assignment for students.

Technical Remarks:

Requires Java; could this not have been done in Flash?

Avatar for John Walkup
14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Applet is fun to play with, and should be useful to those who would like to write qualitative assignments on projectile motion. Good graphics.