Projectile launch angle vs displacement

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Title Projectile launch angle vs displacement
Description This is a short investigation of optimal angle for launching projectiles (yielding maximum range) that asks the student to first collect data, explain, and then try to derive a physics/ math proof. The idea is for student to solve for the solution both through data collection and analysis and via proof.
Subject Mathematics, Physics
Level High School
Type Homework, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords angle, displacement, projectile, range
Simulation(s) Projectile Motion

Author(s) Mick O'Byrne
Contact Email
School / Organization Interlake HS and UW
Date submitted 10/9/07
Date updated 11/14/08