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l2aizou

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Hi, I engage in physics as a hobby, and I'm not extremely familiar with things reaching into calculus levels of math. That said, how would I find the velocity of a bullet at a given time or distance, taking wind/humidity/etc. out of the equation?

I know the muzzle velocity only applies to the bullet leaving the barrel, but given I know that, how would I attempt to find the decrease in velocity with a given time, or distance? For example, a 700m/s bullet velocity being decreased down to 683m/s at a distance of 10 meters. I can find the acceleration within the barrel given the final velocity = muzzle velocity. I also have the dimensions of the bullet, weight, and bullet coefficient.

This thread seemed like it was what I needed, but I am unsure if it is what I'm looking for.

Eventually, I want to be able to make a graph like this.

I know the muzzle velocity only applies to the bullet leaving the barrel, but given I know that, how would I attempt to find the decrease in velocity with a given time, or distance? For example, a 700m/s bullet velocity being decreased down to 683m/s at a distance of 10 meters. I can find the acceleration within the barrel given the final velocity = muzzle velocity. I also have the dimensions of the bullet, weight, and bullet coefficient.

This thread seemed like it was what I needed, but I am unsure if it is what I'm looking for.

Eventually, I want to be able to make a graph like this.

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