Authors
Alexandre Vial,
Title
Horizontal distance travelled by a mobile experiencing a quadratic drag force: normalized distance and parametrization
In
Eur. J. Phys.
Volume
28
Issue
4
Pages
657–663
Publisher
IOP
Year
2007
Publisher's URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/28/4/005
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Abstract
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.
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