This is a tough question. I'd like to know if anybody can find a good solution. It isn't required for any of my classes, but I'd like to see a theoretical result. It seems like it should be a simple projectile motion problem, but it's not that easy.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Let's say there's a building x_{1}meters away and y_{1}meters tall. So, we only know x and y. What is theminimuminitial velocity at which a projectile can be launched to "land" on top of this building? Assume that the projectile is launched from the origin.

Obviously, we know the standard projectile equations. We know the x-distance and y-distance we must travel. We know how to convert v_{initial}to v_{x}and v_{y}. But how do we find the minimum v_{initial}and its corresponding theta?

Any help would be appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Calculating Minimum Required Velocity

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