Angry Birds Projectile Project

Author: Jason Hwang, 2011

Purpose: To determine the two-dimensional equations of motion for projectiles in the game “Angry Birds”. What is the acceleration of gravity in the Angry Birds world?

Introduction/Background: Some of you may have heard of the game, “Angry Birds”. In this game, birds are used as projectiles. Using your knowledge of 1-D motion, you will analyze the track of a flying bird and calculate the equations of motion in the x- and y-directions.

1. Gathering data
2. Analyzing data and forming models (equations)
3. Using these equations/models to write a computer program, which simulates the game!

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