Does anyone have any numbers?


Several teammates and I have created a spreadsheet to calculate the boulder trajectory based on initial velocity, initial angle (from the ground), and initial angular velocity, taking into account drag and the Magnus effect. The last step for our spreadsheet is testing it with realistic numbers to make sure it is accurate.

Has anyone created a model or found data of the trajectory of a boulder (if not, a basketball or any round object) that is in the air for over a second, including its velocities, angles (from the ground), x and y positions, and angular velocities over time?

Videos of the trajectory along with the above data are helpful (even if they are of another form of ball)!


Hannah, Gaby, and Anna