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Ballistics and Orbits Model
written by Cleon Teunissen
The EJS Ballistics and Orbits model displays ballistic trajectories near the Earth. The model shows the trajectory with respect to the inertial coordinate system and the trajectory as seen from a point of view that is co-rotating with the Earth.

You can examine and modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open EJS Model" from the pop-up menu item.  

The Ballistics and Orbits model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_nl_teunissen_ballistics_and_orbits.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Additional information about this model can be found by visiting the author's web site:

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Relative Motion
= Rotating Reference Frames
- Rotational Dynamics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Educators
- Learners
- application/java
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Access Rights:
Free access
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Cleon Teunissen
Easy Java Simulations, Ejs, OSP, Open Source Physics, pendulum, projectile, rotating frame
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created November 3, 2009 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 3, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
Last Update
when Cataloged:
January 19, 2009
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AIP Format
C. Teunissen, Computer Program BALLISTICS AND ORBITS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), WWW Document, (
C. Teunissen, Computer Program BALLISTICS AND ORBITS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), <>.
APA Format
Teunissen, C. (2009). Ballistics and Orbits Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Teunissen, Cleon. "Ballistics and Orbits Model." Version 1.0. (accessed 18 July 2024).
MLA Format
Teunissen, Cleon. Ballistics and Orbits Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2009. Java (JRE) 1.5. 18 July 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Cleon Teunissen", Title = {Ballistics and Orbits Model}, Month = {January}, Year = {2009} }
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