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.

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