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ERIC Number: EJ830493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Horizontal Distance Travelled by a Mobile Experiencing a Quadratic Drag Force: Normalized Distance and Parametrization
Vial, Alexandre
European Journal of Physics, v28 n4 p657-663 Jul 2007
We investigate the problem of the horizontal distance travelled by a mobile experiencing a quadratic drag force. We show that by introducing a normalized distance, the problem can be greatly simplified. In order to parametrize this distance, we use the Pearson VII function, and we find that the optimal launch angle as a function of the initial velocity can also be fitted by this function. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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