A kinematic cart simulator

Instructions: click in the space above the cart to launch the ball.
Explanation: The x and y motions are independent. The cart always stays in the same x position as the ball, unless there is an acceleration acting on the ball, like drag.

Link to stand-alone sim: Here is a link to view the sim on its own, with no distractions.

Stand alone sim

Embed code: Use this sim on a webpage. Copy the code block below, and include it anywhere on a webpage to show the sim.