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Homework Help: Find Velocity with only range given.

  1. Oct 9, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    For the intercontinental ballistic missile to
    have a range of 16000 km, what must be
    the speed v0 of the missile at the end of the
    accelaration phase? Take the distance of the
    accelaration phase, called the boost time, as
    negligible compared to the travel time.
    Answer in units of km/s.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 9, 2009 #2


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    The problem needs another constraint, like maximum height or launch angle for it to have a singular v0 solution. Double check the problem statement, pick some relevant equations, and show us where you are getting stuck.
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