Javelin Dynamics Model Documents

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Main Document

Javelin Dynamics Model 

written by Phillip Wall

The Javelin Dynamics Model simulates the throw of a javelin in a vertical plane. The user can change the initial velocity, angle of the javelin (theta), angle of the velocity vector (phi), angle of attack (phi), and angular velocity (omega).

The Javelin Dynamics Model was developed as a final project in a sophomore-level Computational Physics course (Phy 200) using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.   Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Published June 26, 2012
Last Modified July 29, 2013

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Supplemental Documents (3)

Javelin Dynamics Project Report 

Final report for Computational Physics (Phy 200).

Last Modified June 26, 2012

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Javelin Dynamics Poster 

Davidson College student Research Symposium poster presentation.

Last Modified June 26, 2012

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Javelin Range Model 

The Javelin Range Model supplements the main model that simulates the motion of a javelin. This model uses the same equations of motion and uses them to quickly compute the range of a javelin throw and store the values as a function of intial theta and phi.

Last Modified July 29, 2013

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Source Code Documents (2)

Javelin Dynamics Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Javelin Dynamics Model.  Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs.

Last Modified June 26, 2012

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Javelin Range Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Javelin Range Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified June 26, 2012