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The motion of an object under the influence of gravity is determined by the acceleration of gravity, its launch speed, and launch angle (provided air friction is negligible). This easy-to-follow tutorial helps the user comprehend how various components work together to determine trajectory:  range, height, time, speed, and angle.  This page is an interactive environment allowing the user to choose among related topics. The subjects are organized in flow charts that make it easy to move from one topic to a related item.  
This item is part of a larger collection under continuing development by Dr. Rod Nave, Georgia State University.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- High School
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- Reference Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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motion, parabolic trajectory, projectile motion, trajectory
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Motion in More Than One Dimension

This easy-to-follow tutorial helps students comprehend how various components work together to determine trajectory:  range, height, time, speed, and angle.  It includes explanations of algebra-based equations related to projectile motion.

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Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Planetary Motion

HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation. In exploring any aspect of physics, basic concept understanding is a must. Connections between concepts a plus.

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Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics-Trajectories. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/traj.html (accessed 24 October 2014).
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