An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical
modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple
problem of the projectile.
10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.
At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?
How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?
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
At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb?
Will you be able to hit the target?