A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off
the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the
Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb?
Will you be able to hit the target?
A shot-putter puts her 4kg shot at some fixed angle and a known, fixed speed; it flies through the air and lands.
The motion is modelled several times according to each of the following assumptions:
Does the relative importance of these modelling assumptions change for striking a golf ball or hitting a table tennis ball?