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Projectile motion and equations
A heavy ball is dropped down a slope and launched from a ramp. Measurements and calculations are taken to determine how far the ball will travel. If Marcus du Sautoy's calculations are correct then the ball won't hit him. First broadcast on 'The Code' on BBC2 in August 2011.
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