This Java applet lets you shoot a ball from a mountain on the earth. Newton described the possible trajectories of a cannonball shot from a tall mountain. Weaker shots fall in parabola, but soon the curvature of the earth becomes more important and stronger shots orbit the earth in ellipses.
|Owner and contact:||Michael Fowler - email@example.com|
|Distribution:||Gnu Public License,
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