monkey hunter

Ok so the monkey hunter demo has excellent explanations of 2 dimensional motion due to gravity. It can be explained without numbers which is good practice for the students so they don’t just substitute numbers into equations. We assume that after the hunter fires his gun at the monkey, the only force acting on the bullet is gravity, its an assumption, but the demo shows that it works so its ok. The monkey lets go right when the gun is fired because he is scared and the hunter is pointing the gun directly at him. The monkey thinks he is being smart by letting go. The monkey drops at a rate of gt and a distance of 1/2gt^2. It doesn’t matter what the velocity is of the bullet , the faster the bullet the higher above the ground the monkey is shot. The horizontal distance covered by the bullet is initial velocity times cosine of the angle to the horizontal times time. The vertical distance covered by the bullet is initial velocity times sine of the angle to the horizontal times time + 1/2gt^2

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