Ballistic Trajectories

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This shows the ballistic trajectory of a projectile launched in a vacuum. You can vary the initial position and velocity.

Contributed by: Jeff Bryant (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Let the initial position and velocity of the projectile be ) and (,). The projectile's position seconds after being launched is ( , ), where is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 ).

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