Water Drop Parabola

Purpose

To demonstrate the parabolic path of a projectile.

Equipment

Water stream parabola apparatus, water reservoir, and point light source, as photographed.

Setup Time

5 min

Images

c2-24

Description

A water stream is projected in front of a cartesian coordinate grid which can be shadow projected using a bright point source. If desired, coordinates of the water stream can be read. The reservoir is a bottle which provides constant water pressure even as the water level drops in the container. ◙

References

(PIRA 1D60.60)