The Monkey and Hunter

The Monkey and Hunter

When studying projectiles, students learn that the vertical and horizontal components of motion are independent. The classic problem to illustrate that concept is that of the monkey and the hunter. In this live demonstration, a projectile is aimed at an elevated target. Launching the projectile causes the target to simultaneously fall from its perch. Students can observe firsthand that the projectile does in fact strike the target.

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January 01, 2011 Collin Wassilak

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