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Projectile Motion

In this interactive simulation adapted from the University of Colorado’s Physics Education Technology project, explore the properties of projectile motion—the motion of an object thrown or projected into the air at an angle. You can try to hit a target by varying conditions, such as the direction and location of the launch, the projectile’s mass and shape and size, and the presence of air resistance. The parabolic trajectory of each projectile is plotted, along with markers to show changes in position at quarter-second intervals.

This media asset was adapted from Projectile Motion by PhET.

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