Lab 4: Adding Air Resistance
In today's lab we will add air resistance to our model. The model will become more complex, and the Modified Euler's Method will no longer match the analytic solution for the position since the acceleration will not be constant. But the simulation will be more physically accurate, and we can still make comparisons to an analytic solution.
At the end of this lab you should have a good conceptual understanding of how we model air resistance in a numerical simulation. You should also find that your programming skills are improving, and that it takes you less time to do the same kinds of things you've been doing since the first lab.
What To Turn In
- For Exercise 1: percent-error calculations on loose-leaf paper.
- For Exercise 2: percent-error calculations on loose-leaf paper.
- For Exercise 3: final working programs to the digital drop-box, and percent-error calculation on loose-leaf paper.