Welcome to the Ballistic Simulator
Your assignment is to hit the target under a variety of
different conditions. You can adjust the following parameters:
These parameters are adjustable in the window labelled Cannon.
If it has not appeared try reloading this page.
- muzzle angle
- muzzle velocity
- gravitational field strength
- wind speed
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.
Now try and hit the target. When implemented, you will get a reward
for hitting the target depending on how many times it takes
you to be successful. Currently you have 4 shots at the target
before automatic exit.
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The source for the Java applet can be found here
Applet coding by Sean Russell
Graphic images by Amy Hulse