Journal of Basic and Applied Physics                            
Journal of Basic and Applied Physics(JBAP)
Frequency: Annually
Tarzan’s Dilemma for Elliptic and Cycloidal Motion
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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 Kajiyama1
1.National Institute of Technology, Yuge College, Shimo-Yuge 1000, Yuge, Kamijima, Ehime, 794-2593, Japan
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