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This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating to velocity and acceleration due to gravity.  A hot-air balloon moves at uniform altitude toward a target on the ground.  Given the height of the balloon above ground, its distance horizontally from target, and its velocity, the student must determine when the object should be released to hit the target.  This problem is accompanied by a Socratic-dialog "help" sequence designed to encourage critical thinking as users do a guided conceptual analysis before attempting the mathematics.   It is part of a larger collection of interactive physics problems.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
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gravitational acceleration, homework problem, interactive problem, velocity
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Metadata instance created January 29, 2008 by Alea Smith
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/03/balloon_ie).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Balloon (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/03/balloon_ie>.
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Gladding, G. (2014, August 31). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Balloon. Retrieved September 14, 2024, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/03/balloon_ie
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Balloon. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 31, 2014. https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/03/balloon_ie (accessed 14 September 2024).
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Balloon. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 31 Aug. 2014. 14 Sep. 2024 <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/03/balloon_ie>.
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### Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Balloon:

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This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

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