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Projectile Motion EX-5502

The purpose of this experiment is to predict the horizontal range of a projectile shot from various heights and angles. In addition, students will compare the time of flight for projectiles shot horizontally at different muzzle velocities.

Source: Complete Experiments: Mechanics

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Projectile Motion Experiment

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