School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Ma-4 Projectile Cart

Published: Thursday 14 May 2009 - Updated: Thursday 17 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate the independence of horizontal and vertical motion.

Apparatus

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Projectile Cart

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Projectile Cart

Description

The projectile glider consists of a spring loaded vertical cannon enclosed with a funnel. A remote control acts as the firing mechanism. The cannon is loaded and primed and given a small initial velocity. The projectile is caught by the funnel.

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