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A shell is fired vertically upwards

  1. Sep 8, 2014 #1
    A shell is fired vertically upwards with a velocity of v1 from a ship moving with a velocity v2, a person on the shore finds the motion of the shell parabola. Show that the horizontal range is 2v1v2/g
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  3. Sep 8, 2014 #2
    You know the formulas for the parabolic motion?
  4. Sep 8, 2014 #3
    Sure ^_^
    For the Range, the Time of Flight and the Max height :)
  5. Sep 8, 2014 #4
    A hint: the problem is like the case in which the shell is fired inclined at a specific angle θ, the angle is to be arctag v1/v2.
  6. Sep 8, 2014 #5
    Yes, because v1 is the velocity in the y direction and v2 the one in x direction.
  7. Sep 8, 2014 #6


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    Oh, and: welcome to PF, Driggy. Using the template is compulsory here. If you'd done that you might even have found your answer before actually submitting the post!
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