Day 15: Projectile Lab Practicum

My AP Physics B class had their first lab practicum today. They had to hit a constant-velocity buggy on the floor with a projectile fired from a launcher on the counter . They characterized their system but were not provided the target distance at which to hit the buggy until today. We explored computational modeling as a tool to solve for the angle. Most groups were successful in that the projectile hit the ground at the proper distance, but they were off a little left or right of the buggy. One group, however, had a direct hit! (Playback is sped up at the beginning and filmed at 120 fps at the end.)

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