Projectile Motion
This applet is designed for a screen resolution of at least 800x600.
If you are still using low resolution you will have to scroll a little!
Thanks to Phillip Dukes for providing us with the applet!

Press the 'Fire' button to launch the apple in a projectile motion.
Show or hide any of the vector components by clicking on the check boxes above.

Some things to consider:
  1. Turn on only the horizontal velocity vector Vx.
    Launch the apple.
    What do you notice about Vx?

  2. Turn on only the total acceleration vector a.
    Launch the apple.
    What do you notice about a?

  3. Turn on all the vectors.
    At what point in the path is the vertical velocity vector Vy equal to zero?

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