Projectile Motion

This Java applet shows the motion of a projectile.

The "Reset" button brings the projectile to its initial position. You can start or stop and continue the simulation with the other two buttons. If you choose the option "Slow motion", the movement will be ten times slower. You can vary (within certain limits) the values of initial height, initial speed, angle of inclination, mass and gravitational acceleration. The radio buttons give the possibility to select one of five physical sizes.

The effect of air resistance is neglected.

Physics Applets

© Walter Fendt, September 13, 2000
Last modification: September 29, 2000