Physics Problem & Differential Equations

Posted: March 29, 2016 in Calculus: An Introduction

Our school’s physics teacher and I were chatting recently about an experiment he likes to conduct with his Grade 11 students and a related Mythbuster’s episode. The approach in Physics 20 requires students to use the displacement and velocity formulas provided there. This entry revisits the same problem and brings simple separable differential equations to the table.

View the Mythbuster’s video here first: Bullet Fired vs Bullet Dropped

 

Separable Differential Equations

RollingBalloffTable

Click on the link provided here to adjust horizontal velocity of the ball.

 

Thanks for looking.

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