Mj-1 Projectile Glider

Aim

To demonstrate the independence of horizontal and vertical motion.

Apparatus

  • Linear air track
  • Projectile glider

Projectile Glider Diagram

Projectile Glider

Description

The projectile glider consists of a spring loaded vertical cannon enclosed with a funnel. A mechanical timer acts as the firing mechanism. The cannon is loaded and primed and given a small initial velocity. The projectile is caught by the funnel. Also see demonstration Ma-4 Projectile Cart for a video.