Projectile Motion

Motion of a ball thrown in the air

  Show Strobe

Move the green dot to the new center of the display and push "center" to recenter.

Click on the Show Strobe to see 0.2s strobe diagram.

Vx is the X component of the initial velocity.

Vy is the Y component of the initial velocity.

m is the mass of the ball.

A is the shape parameter of the ball for air resistance.

Animation created by John M. Clement  2000 all rights reserved.

This simulation is based on Physlets by Wolfgang Christian  at Davidson College.  The Physlets code may not be sold or commercially distributed for profit without permission of the author.