A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off
the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical
modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple
problem of the projectile.
How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?
Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb?
Will you be able to hit the target?
At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the
At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?
10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.