Journal of Basic and Applied Physics
Journal of Basic and Applied Physics(JBAP)

ISSN:23049340(Print)
ISSN:23049332(Online)

Frequency: Annually

Website: www.academicpub.org/jbap/


Tarzan’s Dilemma for Elliptic and Cycloidal Motion 

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Abstract: 

In this paper, we study Tarzan’s dilemma of elliptic and cycloidal motion. We give the relation between the flying distance and the launching angle of these two different motions, and perform numerical calculation to find the launching angle which maximizes the flying distance. This study will be helpful for understanding elementary mechanics for students. 

Keywords:Classical Mechanics; Physics Education 

Author: Yuji Kajiyama^{1}  1.National Institute of Technology, Yuge College, ShimoYuge 1000, Yuge, Kamijima, Ehime, 7942593, Japan 

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