Calculating trajectory of ball rolling down slope and off launch ramp
It is homework, but not as you might expect. We have been assigned a design project where we must come up with a machine that will sort balls of this nature. I have come up with the idea of using a ramp mechanism and using the different trajectories of the balls to get them into separate hoppers at the bottom. In order to test the suitablity of the design I need to simulate it within the set parameters.
The question I ask is one I set myself and I get no credit directly for answering it, if the design turns out to be unsuitable I'll get none at all for this particular exercise.
I never actually asked for a full solution, only a pointer from where to start looking.
I hope this makes you feel more comfortable helping me.