1D60.90 - Projectile Motion - "Newton's Cannon" Computer Simulations

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Projectile Motion - "Newton's Cannon" Computer Simulations
Gravitational Acceleration vs Horizontal Velocity
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Computer with Internet.

The computer simulations of "Newton's Cannon" will give you some idea of escape velocity and launch angle.

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