Spring-Launched Ball

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This Demonstration shows the path of a ball after it is launched from a spring. The spring constant and compression length control how much energy the ball has at the initial time of launch. The kinetic friction on the surface slows the ball down after it is launched.

Contributed by: Divya Garg and Nimesh Chakravarthi (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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