3-011-S-EulerBallThrowing

By Chris McCarthy

Mathematics, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York NY: :USA

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If a tennis ball is thrown through the air it will eventually hit the ground due to gravity. Using Euler's method, write a short script (Python, Matlab, R, etc.) to find the trajectory of the ball which will maximize the distance the ball lands from the thrower taking into account air resistance (drag).

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  • Chris McCarthy (2019), "3-011-S-EulerBallThrowing," https://www.simiode.org/resources/6285.

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