Draggy Trajectories

By Tiffany Chen, Duke University

Type of Resource Class activity 
Topic Other 
Taxa Model systems 
Organizational Level Organismal 
Estimated time to do activity half-hour 
Background required/level any 
Role of activity in your course Lecture enhancement. 
What students might learn from this course or activity The role of drag in real-world trajectories. 
Special tools, equipment or software needed Java-equipped computer.

Browser requirement: Safari on a Mac, Internet Explorer on a PC
URLs Complete package to run in your webbrowser:

To run the program locally on your computer (no internet connection necessary), download the following two files into the same folder (right click on link, then select "save target/link as"). To run the program open the html file on your harddisk in an internet browser. 
Safety precautions, possible permissions necessary none 
Miscellaneous advice - pitfalls to avoid If there are any bugs/problems, please contact me at
Description This is a program that graphs trajectories of projectiles from very large to very small, with reasonable estimates of drag. 
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