The Bouncing 3-D Ball


This animation demonstrates a ball bouncing in three dimensional motion. Your viewpoint rotates around the coordinate axes while moving up and down.

The acceleration of the ball is in the negative y-direction, as 'downward' is often diagramed.

The links under the video show how this type of motion projects into the axes' planes. These projections act as shadows of the motion against two dimensional slices (planes) of the three dimensional space.



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