Projectile Dynamics


Projectile Problem

One classical type of dynamics problem is that of a projectile.

picture showing canonical projectile problem in dynamics

A video solutions is provided below.

In Part B of the solution, we investigate the meaning of the mathematical answer.

The Trajectory is Parabolic!

Here we show that the trajectory of a projectile, being pulled down to Earth by gravity, has the shape of a parabola. This fact might help, a lot, in the Espoo Challenge.