Motion in a Uniform Gravitational Field


Cartesian and Polar Coordinates and Newton's Law Exercise

Download Flat space Landing Beta Version (32K Zip File)   


1. Moving File to your Desktop and file extraction (optional).

2. Double Click File Icon to start Program.

3.  Launch ship straight up using Full Speed. Then use Stop Engine and Slow controls to land spaceship.  Stop Engine simply advances time allowing ship to freefall and Slow gradually slows rate of descent. 

4. This Game mimics flight in a uniform gravitational field and vacuum.  The ship has very powerful Ion propulsion engines.  Of course to my knowledge their is no such thing as a uniform gravitational; however, when the diameter of a sphere is far greater than maximum projectile vertical range ( D >> delta elevation ), changes in gravitation field strength are frequently ignored.