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Projectile High Point

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Phil Todd



Press the play button to fire a projectile in the direction of the arrow.

Move the arrow and try again.

Notice the high points of the trajectory lie on an ellipse.  If the initial velocity of the projectile is v, and gravity is g, what is the equation of the ellipse?

Tags: projectile, parabola, ellipse, physics
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