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pratik.t Jun7-08 05:41 AM

Projectile Calculator software
 
Hi all,

I am a software developer and wrote this application just for fun

A short synopsis


This is a simple program to find the various parameters like final velocity, horizontal displacement and maximum height reached by a trajectory or a projectile. It also plots the path of the projectile and can output it to a file.

You can use this application to study the projectile motion and its various aspects, such as variation of range and height with angle of launch.

It can also find the particle's ( x, y ) location based on time and vice versa calculate any two of the three parameters (x,y,t) knowing just one



here is the link of the project page
http://sourceforge.net/projects/projectilecalc/

here you can download the latest version (for win32 although you can very easily port it to Mac OS X and Linux as well as it is written in wxWidgets and uses MathGL for plotting)
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...1-beta-bin.zip

here is the project website (out of date need to update it also u cannot contact me from there as it is not working ATM but i shall hopefully fix it soon)
http://projectilecalc.sourceforge.net

it is a work in development and all feedback and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

pratik.t Jun20-08 12:15 AM

Projectile Motion Software
 
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Can people give me suggestions, report bugs etc. so that I can improve this software which is open-source and a freeware.

NORMANSKE Sep29-08 10:22 AM

Re: Projectile Motion Software
 
Hi

I have download the software but I cannot get it to run because a message comes up "libgsl.dll not found" what do I need to do to get the program to run?

Thanks

pratik.t Sep29-08 10:29 AM

Re: Projectile Motion Software
 
just copy the libgsl.dll from here into the Projectile directory http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...sl-1.8-bin.zip

figured out that the dll on my computer was in the system32 folder hence i needn't put it in the folder, however maybe you should.
Sorry for the incovenience

NORMANSKE Sep29-08 11:31 AM

Re: Projectile Calculator software
 
Hi Pratik

Many thanks for the prompt reply. I have followed your instructions and copied the file to the directory, the program now loads and works OK. Just one other thing, in order to help the total ignorant (like me) it may help to put some instructions on how to use the program.

Thanks again, very useful

zyh Oct15-08 06:45 AM

Re: Projectile Calculator software
 
Great work! I have some time to look into your code. Them Mainly code was doing GUI related work and there is a calc() to do the core task. I think you should add some air drag coefficient to simulate more precisely.

by the way, I'm not familiar with wxwidget, But you GUI design is cool.

And it's easy to add a link here, and you have already solved it.:smile:

tormund Mar10-09 02:56 PM

Re: Projectile Calculator software
 
hey, would it be possible to write the same type of program, but for a ti 83 calculator? that would rok

thnx:tongue2:


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