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Motion of a Projectile Thrown from an Elevated Platform
contributed by Michael Thackston
Department of Physics
Southern Polytechnic University, Marietta, GA
Choose initial speed in m/s.
Choose initial height in meters.
Choose initial angle in
Initial Values Entered:
determines the subsequent heights.
Range can be obtained by solving this equation for x with h(x) = 0.
The maximum height attained is most simply obtained by using the kinematic formula:
And we might want to graph the overall trajectory: