This shows the ballistic trajectory of a projectile launched in a vacuum. You can vary the initial position and velocity.
THINGS TO TRY
Let the initial position and velocity of the projectile be
) and (
). The projectile's position
seconds after being launched is (
is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8
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