Physics in Action: The Hunter and the Monkey

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We have focused on projectile motion in the last two videos we posted. Now it's time to see a demonstration of projectile motion in action. In today's free Physics 1 video, we're going to see The Monkey and the Hunter experiment. This demonstration illustrates the effect of gravity on projectile motion. Basically, we've got a hunter who spies a monkey hanging in a tree. The monkey decides to release its grip the instant the hunter fires his gun thinking he'll fall below the trajectory of the bullet. Of course, the monkey doesn't know physics and has forgotten the importance of gravity on projectile motion. Watch the demonstration to see what happens next!


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This page contains a single entry by April Stockwell published on February 1, 2011 11:46 AM.

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