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Projectile Calculator software

  1. Jun 7, 2008 #1
    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

    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)

    here is the project website (out of date need to update it also u cannot contact me from there as it is not working ATM but i shall hopefully fix it soon)

    it is a work in development and all feedback and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 28, 2010
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  3. Jun 20, 2008 #2
    Projectile Motion Software

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

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 28, 2010
  4. Sep 29, 2008 #3
    Re: Projectile Motion Software


    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?

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  6. Sep 29, 2008 #5
    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
  7. Oct 15, 2008 #6


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    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:
  8. Mar 10, 2009 #7
    hey, would it be possible to write the same type of program, but for a ti 83 calculator? that would rok

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