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ERIC Number: EJ848921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Projectile Motion on an Inclined Misty Surface: II. Scoring a Goal
Foong, S. K.; Lim, C. C.; Kuppan, L.
Physics Education, v44 n3 p258-263 May 2009
Feedback on part I of this series (Ho "et al" 2009 "Phys. Educ." 44 253) motivated us to make hitting the target more interesting with a simple innovation: changing the target to a ring shaped hoop or goalpost and shooting for it in the "air", as if playing basketball on the inclined plane. We discuss in detail the demarcation of the boundary (safety parabola) between the accessible region and the inaccessible region for a projectile on the surface of the inclined plane, and derive the angle of projection for scoring a goal. We also consider the orientation of the rings for maximizing the chance of scoring. [For part I, see EJ848919.] (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore