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I am trying to write a java code where the user inputs the height at which a solid body approaches a sphere of radius R and outputs the angle ##\theta## at which the body bounces off the sphere.
I have all my code written is just that I don't know how to derive the equation that calculates the angle ##\theta##.
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I have all my code written is just that I don't know how to derive the equation that calculates the angle ##\theta##.
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