The human body cannot throw a ball at specified velocity with the exactprecision and perfect accuracy. Knowledge of the best shot provides only atarget value from which there will be certainly be deviations.a.
There will be deviations from the xy-plane which are not considered inthe model.b.
goes to 90° a deviation ΔΘ has a larger and larger impact on the
trajectory deviation. Distractions will increase deviations.c.
This limits the applicability of any model and the deviations must beminimized when applying.2.
The model is only valid so long as air resistance can be neglected. Airresistance has a more significant affect as speed approaches terminal speedand hang time increases.a.
As speeds near terminal, the model becomes less applicable.b.
As hang time increases the model becomes less applicable.3.
The model will only be applied to shots which keep the above criteriaminimal.3.
The model must be applied indoors where wind and drafts are negligible. Thisintroduces a further constraint on the trajectory, limiting the maximum heightto the ceiling height.4.
Bounce shots are not included.5.
Spin is not included.Qualitative Analysis:When a ping pong ball is thrown, it has a horizontal and vertical velocity,depending on the initial angle that the ball is thrown at.Variables and Equations:L = length of table = 2.44 mh = initial height of ball above cup = .82d = diameter of a cup = .09 mg = force due to gravity = 9.8 m/s
T = Time when Ball enters cup
may be expressed in terms of components V