Show that vertical acceleration is independent of initial velocity.
perpendicular forces Updated on: 01/18/16
To demonstrate that vertical acceleration is independent of initial velocity.
Blowgun, projectile, tin can, electromagnet and wiring, 2stands, power supply
Close circuit breaker on gun muzzle and with the circuit on, attach can to the holding electromagnet using about 6V. Aim blowgun directly at the centre of the can. Fire projectile by blowing on the gun. For separations of about 20 to 30 feet, the projectile should hit the can before the can strikes the ground.
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