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Homework Help: Launching projectile from north pole to equator

  1. Dec 20, 2003 #1
    I am trying to find what velocity and angle of launch is required for a projectile to be fired from the North pole and land somewhere on the equator. I was thinking 45 degrees with muzzle velocity 9401m/s but that sounds ridiculous. Also how much time would it be in the air for?
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  3. Dec 21, 2003 #2


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    You also posted this under "General Physics". Please do not post the same thing multiple times.
  4. Dec 21, 2003 #3


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    Are you neglecting air friction?

    This isn't a simple plug and chug. That path will be sub-orbital.

    9.5 km/sec is high, but you're in the right ballpark.
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