Using the Projectiles Spreadsheet

Example 1


"A bowling ball rolls off a horizontal cliff 80 meters high with a speed of 5 m/s. How long will it take the bowling ball to land, and how far from the base of the cliff will it land?"


You need to set the starting vertical ("y vel") velocity to 0 m/s (cell B7) and the starting horizontal velocity ("x vel") to 5 m/s (cell E7).

problem solution

last update September 16, 2000 by JL Stanbrough