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ERIC Number: EJ848949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Projectile Motion with a Drag Force: Were the Medievals Right After All?
La Rocca, Paola; Riggi, Francesco
Physics Education, v44 n4 p398-402 Jul 2009
An educational and historical study of the projectile motion with drag forces dependent on speed shows, by simple results, that trajectories quite similar to those depicted before the Galilean era may be obtained with a realistic choice of quantities involved. Numerical simulations of the trajectory in space and velocity coordinates help us to understand the dynamics of motion. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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