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Ceiling Bounce Model 

written by Wolfgang Christian
supported by the National Science Foundation

This simulation shows a ball launched by a spring-gun in a building with a very high ceiling. The student's task is to calculate an initial velocity so that the ball barely touches the 80-foot ceiling. Students can test their answers by setting the initial velocity on the simulation, then watch the ball's path. Graphs of position vs. time or velocity vs. time may be turned on to view the ball's motion as a function of time.

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Last Modified June 2, 2014

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Ceiling Bounce Model source code 

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Last Modified June 2, 2014

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