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Cannon Simulation (Physics)

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Ballistics Simulation: Exploring gravity, kinetic energy, potential energy and atmospheric drag using the cannon
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: May 21, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 20, 2003
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Submitter: Jim Spohrer


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Geoff Clement
14 years ago

Geoff Clement (Faculty)

The applet is enjoyable for both the instructor and students, and it is useful
in a variety of mathematics and physics/physical science courses. I recommend it

Technical Remarks:

In the comments before the applet, there are two typos ? in #1, "starting" is
missing the 't', and in #2 "successfully" is missing the 'ly'.

Avatar for Martin Koning Bastiaan
17 years ago

Martin Koning Bastiaan (Administrator)

Great fun, as well as educational! You can change all kinds of variables and see what it does to the trajectory of the cannon ball. Nice exercises as well!

Avatar for Jim Spohrer
17 years ago

Jim Spohrer

Learn about parabola and ballistic motion. Tristan De Frondeville has written a paper describing his use of this applet in his classroom.