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ERIC Number: EJ884057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Solution to Projectile Motion with Quadratic Drag and Graphing the Trajectory in Spreadsheets
Benacka, Jan
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v41 n3 p373-378 2010
This note gives the analytical solution to projectile motion with quadratic drag by decomposing the velocity vector to "x," "y" coordinate directions. The solution is given by definite integrals. First, the impact angle is estimated from above, then the projectile coordinates are computed, and the trajectory is graphed at various launch angles and speed using an interactive Excel application. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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