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The Feynman Project
The sample application is setup to simulate a ball being thrown up in the air without drag under Newton's Law of Gravity. The Cartesian coordinate system has been chosen for the simulation. The diagram below illustrates the simple physics of the problem.
There are several things that should be tracked during the simulation. The simulation should record and report the ball's position, velocity and acceleration. It should also calculate the ball's kinetic, potential and total energies and report them. Lastly, the simulation should report the maximum height achieved by the ball, the total flight time, and its impact velocity.
The following steps outline how to develop a simulation using the Framework.