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ERIC Number: EJ882152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Approximate Formula for the Vertical Asymptote of Projectile Motion in Midair
Chudinov, Peter Sergey
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v41 n1 p92-98 Jan 2010
The classic problem of the motion of a point mass (projectile) thrown at an angle to the horizon is reviewed. The air drag force is taken into account with the drag factor assumed to be constant. An analytical approach is used for the investigation. An approximate formula is obtained for one of the characteristics of the motion--the vertical asymptote. The value of an asymptote is determined directly by the initial conditions of throwing. Analytically derived values of asymptotes in comparison with numerical values obtained by integrating the equations of motion are given. The motion of a baseball is presented as an example. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Language: English
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