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Throwing a ball

In this simulation we look for the initial angle of throw that will make a ball travel the longest possible distance.
The motion of the ball is a composition of the uniform motion in the horizontal direction and the uniformly accellerated motion in the vertical direction.


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Applet ‘Throwing a ball’


Simulation adapted from the book (in Spanish):
Creación de Simulaciones Interactivas en Java. Aplicación para la Enseñanza de las Ciencias.
F. Esquembre, © Pearson Educación 2004.


Download the self-executable JAR file or a ZIP file with the XML source code for this example. To inspect and run the example, you will need to have EJS installed in your computer (see Installation), uncompress the downloaded ZIP file anywhere in the source directory of your EJS workspace and load it with EJS.

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