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Newton’s Mountain Model Feature Summary

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Featured Modeling
Title:
Newton’s Mountain Model
Description:
The EJS Newton's Mountain model illustrates the motion of a projectile launched from the top of a VERY tall mountain on Earth. The diagram shown in the simulation is taken from Newton's A Treatise on the System of the World, which he wrote after the Principia. Newton concluded that a projectile launched horizontally with sufficient speed would orbit Earth rather than crashing to Earth's surface.
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August 26, 2009 - May 29, 2014
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