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**Applied Maths: Projectiles Applets**

Springboard break | Ad for Sears. We should be able to work out why it's fake | 4 Star | |

Displacement vectors | Link | From surendranath | 3 Star |

Independent horizontal and vertical components |
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The science behind the forward pass in rugby | Nice video from dailymotion | 5 Star | |

Projectile motion, velocity vectors indicated | |||

Nice interactive projectile simulation | This time you can look at velocity and/or accelation vectors | 4 Star | |

Projectile fired from a height | Excellent applet for introducing Projecile Motion. Click on the velocity vector |
5 Star | |

Projectile fired horizontally from a cliff | vectors indicated. Note that horizontal velocity is constant | 4 Star | |

You gotta know your cos from your sine when investigating projectiles | YouTube. 1 min. Short skit from JSC | 4 Star | |

Bullet fired versus dropped |
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From the perspective of vectors | Animation | ||

And the real thing | Courtesy of Brianiac and YouTube. 3 mins | 4 Star | |

Monkey and Hunter |
This is a famous problem in this area, highly counter-intuitive | 5 Star | |

Beautiful demonstration from Alom Shaha | 5 Star | ||

Shoot a ball horizontally and let a second ball drop: which lands first? | Excellent applet for comparing horizontal initial velocity to dropping a ball | 3 Star | |

Nice animation of the demonstration | From absorblearning.com | 3 Star | |

Looking at the phenomenon using vectors | With both horizontal and vertical velocity vectors indicated | 3 Star | |

How fast does the stunt rider have to travel to avoid the crocodiles? | Make your prediction first, then test it out. | 3 Star | |

Tombstoning |
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Interesting image of a human projectile | Jumping off a cliff Notice the trajectories in both the horizontal and vertical directions |
4 Star | |

Human projectiles | From YouTube |
3 Star | |

Use projectile equations to determine if a Hollywood movie stunt is possible | From YouTube |
4 Star | |