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written by Todd Timberlake and Mario Belloni
The EJS Newton's Mountain JS 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, but the basic idea is found in the Principia itself. Newton concluded that a projectile launched horizontally with sufficient speed would orbit Earth rather than crashing to Earth's surface. Thus the motion of a projectile fired on Earth was not qualitatively different from that of the moon orbiting Earth.  

EJS Newton's Mountain JS Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Orbits
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
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Keywords:
EJSS, Earth satelitte, Newton Cannon, OpenSource Physics, javascript, orbit, projectile
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Metadata instance created January 5, 2014 by Mario Belloni
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June 27, 2014 by Mario Belloni
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