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Broad Topics > Mechanics > Projectiles

Cannon Balls

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

Escape from Planet Earth

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

Dam Busters 2

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb? Will you be able to hit the target?

Dam Busters 1

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?

Whoosh

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?

10 Olympic Starters

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

Angle of Shot

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?

Modelling Assumptions in Mechanics

Age 16 to 18

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.

Model Solutions

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?