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Homework Help: Calulating range

  1. Oct 15, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    zero air resistance. baseball player hits ball at angle theta above the horizontal at a initial velocity of "z" m/s...how does one calculate range and max height given the fact that the ball lands several metres above where it was originally hit?

    2. Relevant equations
    d= vit + 1/2at^2 i think?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i need a hint or two please?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 15, 2009 #2
    three hints:

    -in which axis is "range" measured?
    -what forces do you have acting in this axis?
    -based on these forces, formulate your acceleration and displacement equations.
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