Goals of the Project

 

The main goal of this project is to demonstrate the laws of kinetic motion, specifically the laws of projectile or ballistic motion. The demonstration is not specific to catapult systems and can be paralleled to a canon ball, a gun being fired or any other ballistic system.

We want to determine the following 4 factors:

        Find the VELOCITY of the projectile as it leaves the catapult

        Find the total flight TIME of the projectile

        Find the MAXIMUM HEIGHT the projectile reaches

        Find the MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL DISTANCE, or RANGE