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Ballistics Calculations

  1. Dec 22, 2008 #1
    I'm not sure if this is the correct area to post, but I figure if I'm wrong it'll be moved or something.

    I'm working on a game and I need some help with calculating bullet trajectory. I need a formula for where the bullet will be at a certain time based off of the angle it is shot from, power, and anything else I might need. Also I need a formula for calculating the distance the bullet will travel. Any help would be much appreciated.

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  3. Dec 22, 2008 #2


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    Have a quick google for some of the basic laws of motion. You'll easily find some very common relationships for distance and time in terms of speed, acceleration and gravity.
  4. Dec 22, 2008 #3


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    This is probably your best bet:


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