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My last post was poorly formatted.  It was not clear what was new and what
was old.  Here is a reformatted version.

The energy equations for the two cases are not the same because in the
vertical case potential gravitational energy is no longer a constant and
thus can not be dropped from the equation.

Stan Johnson, PE
#*%&@! new software!


>The energy is still 1/2 Mv^2, whether the impact is vertical or
>horizontal.