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Launch Speed

This example is a simple application showing how Newton's laws of motions are used on aircraft carriers. As with any practical application of physics, it is important to be aware of your units of measure, and the meanings of all the terms in the equations.

Author(s):
Katherine Gateau
Date Accepted: 2002-05-14 Grade Group: High School (9-12) Benchmarks: M4.4.2 M4.4.3 S12.4.7 Keywords: aviation force dynamics gravitation catapult aircraft carrier velocity acceleration Microsoft Word: 03_23_02_1.docx PDF Document: 03_23_02_1.pdf