In chapter 5, students are introduced to the kinematic equations describing an object undergoing a constant acceleration. Students are asked to write code simulating the flight of a projectile over level ground and sloping ground. The students are asked to have the projectile strike a target, using position vectors. The students are asked to annotate a VPython “mystery code”.
Kinematic Equations, Projectile Motion, Constant Acceleration
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Morgan, W.A. and English, L.Q., "05 Visualizing Projectile Motion" (2019). VPython for Introductory Mechanics. 3.