(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Hello, I am attempting to derive an equation for some pretty specific needs. The equation I need is one that solves for the angle needed to launch a projectile at a given velocity to an object at a given distance and height different from launcher. The catch is that I would like to include the acceleration due to air resistance (which I can find later and input) as an acceleration in the x direction.

The goal is to solve for theta (I will use an o)

2. Relevant equations

The only variables that can be present in the equation are:

ax, ay (gravity), x, y, v (velocity launched at, actually, it is the speed, I don't know the angle)

The equations I have been attempting to use are:

y = vy*t + (g/2)*t^2

x = vx*t + (a/2)*t^2

v = sqrt(vx^2 + vy^2)

sin o = vy/v

cos o = vx/v

3. The attempt at a solution

I keep trying to derive but keep ending up circling (deriving until I accidentally reach a variable I tried to get rid of earlier). Does anyone have an equation already derived they could show me that they could also explain how they derived, or know how I could go about deriving my goal equation successfully? Or any other formulae I should be using?

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Finding the Angle in Projectile Motion

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