Research projects, Group N

"Simulating and measuring projectile motion"

In this project we will use Newton's laws to set up a mathematical model which will describe the motion of various projectiles. The computer software, Easy Java Simulations (EJS) will then be used to simulate the motion of these projectiles and to obtain the various trajectories. The simulated results will then be compared to experimental measurements for verification. The experimental measurements would include the following: timing falling objects, tracking trajectory motion from a projectile gun and a water rocket.


  • Mr. Johan Janse van Rensburg
  • Mr. Hannes de Meyer
  • Dr. Walter Meyer