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Maximum altitude of a rocket if launched vertically 
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#1
Aug1310, 02:29 AM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The missile has maximum horizontal range of 160km. What is the maximum altitude it can reach if launched vertically? 2. Relevant equations v^{2}=u^{2} +2as 3. The attempt at a solution v=0 (because the velocity is zero when it is not rising anymore) u=0 a= 9.8 (up is the positive direction s= the answer, the height That is how I thought I am supposed to do it... By the way you guys do a great job on these forums, I lurk here a lot :) 


#2
Aug1310, 04:30 AM

P: 78

Also are you sure initial velocity, u, should be zero? 


#3
Aug1310, 04:56 AM

P: 72

apply the formula for calculating the maximum range. From there u will get the Velocity of the projectile.



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