Launch a Projectile

physics simulation

Instructions: Use the button to start the action.
Explanation: Observe a projectile in motion. The mass is given an initial velocity in both x and y. Gravity acts in the y direction. Note the two vectors - the Purple is the acceleration which always points down, and the green is the velocity, which changes during flight.

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