This model needs to take into account air resistance (drag).
This scenario can be used to introduce students to Euler's method for higher order ordinary differential equations. To do this project students should be comfortable with the concept of second order ODE's, vectors, and F = ma from elementary physics. A little programming knowledge is a plus. But beyond that, not much is needed.
The student version contains the necessary physics background, including a brief discussion of drag, as well as a quick introduction to Euler's method for higher order ODE's. A Python script to solve the problem, if we neglect drag, is provided to the students. Their job is to modify the script to take into account drag. A full script, which solves the problem and includes drag is provided for teachers.
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