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