Welcome to the ballistic simulator. Each new shot has a trajectory which is color coded. You get a maximum of 4 shots; when out of ammo press the more button.
This virtual experiment is designed to let the student measure the relation between muzzle velocity (which determines projectile energy), gravitational potential and the effects of frictional drag caused by wind speed blowing opposite to the direction the projectile is moving in.
Exercises to Try:
The enemy band of tenured professors is approaching. Unfortunately you
forget your handy supply of cannon balls and all you have is some textbooks
and there is a 50 mile an hour head wind. The density of the textbooks
is 0.55 (1/2 that of a cannon ball). Set the windage to -50, make sure
drag is turn on and try to hit the target that represents the enemy band
of tenured professors. Enlist the aid of an untenured professor to help.
You have 4 shots, else the tenured professors will become "aware"
(if that is possible) of the ballistic textbooks coming in their general