Paper

Tarzan’s Dilemma for Elliptic and Cycloidal Motion


Authors:
Yuji Kajiyama
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
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1
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7
Doi
10.5963/JBAP0501001
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