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Football Projectile motion

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a football is kicked at a certain angle above the horizontal. the vertical component of its initial velocity is 40 m/s and the horizontal component is 50 m/s.

    2. Relevant equations
    what is the angle in the problem? what kind of formula can i use?
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  3. Sep 3, 2012 #2


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    You are given 2 vectors. Graph them. Add them (head-to-tail method). Use elementary trigonometry to find angle.
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