Math modeling of a catapult

We have always wanted to do some kind of lesson on mathematical modeling of a physical system.

We thought of modeling a catapult. Here are some resources.

1. http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~oddharry/blide/vtreb.html An applet that simulates a trebuchet

2. http://www.algobeautytreb.com/trebmath35.pdf – a long paper on the model for a trebuchet. Amazing!

Here are some ideas for modeling other physical system: http://www.utm.edu/staff/caldwell/classes/451/ProjectList.html

More ideas: http://www.dlt.ncssm.edu/algebra/HTML/10.htm

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