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Homework Help: I need an advice help with a "Ballistic" problem/task

  1. Mar 22, 2017 #1
    Hi All,

    I am trying to solve the following "puzzle", but I feel like there is information I am missing. Not information in the problem, but a method to solve or something else.

    I need your advice or help.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Put a material point with mass 45.93 on the N 42° 38.554 E 023° 13.911 coordinates. Launch it at angle 45° towards horizontal surface, with initial speed 373 km/h, in direction 29,5° azymuth.
    With the given details You must find where the ball will fall.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    1094m - attached.

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  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 22, 2017 #2


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    Not sure if you are supposed to consider Coriolis and/or Earth's curvature for the range. Given that it is only about 1km, probably not.
    But I should think you are to give the answer as latitude and longitude. You may have to consider curvature for that.

    Please do not post working as images. Those are for diagrams and textbook extracts. Take the trouble to type it in.
    Also, try to work purely symbolically, only plugging in numbers at the end. There are many advantages, not least that it makes it much easier for others to follow your logic. Rememeber to define your variables.
  4. Mar 22, 2017 #3


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    Here's a little brighter version of your image, but haruspex is right -- it's better to type your work into the forum in your future posts here. Thanks.
  5. Mar 22, 2017 #4
    And it's even better when you use LaTeX.
  6. Mar 22, 2017 #5


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