Problem 3.9: Projectile motion problem

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

A projectile is launched with an initial speed of 20 m/s as shown in the animation (position is given in meters). Restart. The time display is suppressed, but you can still click-drag to get coordinates. A line is also shown that represents the initial direction of the velocity.

  1. What is the launch angle?
  2. What are v0x and v0y?
  3. What is the maximum height the projectile will reach?
  4. How long does it take the projectile to reach that height?
  5. What is the total time that the projectile is in the air?

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
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