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Math Project on projectiles

  1. Apr 10, 2008 #1
    Hey, I'm doing a math project on projectiles (I think) and I was wondering how to determine how lets say... an artillery shell would act after it leaves the barrel. I was wondering when the forces of gravity would overcome the initial propulsion force and begin to bring the shell down. I know that the angle of the shot, wind etc. would effect this, but just like a rough estimate.

    I'm guessing the flight path would look something like a stretched out parabola, but I'm unsure about how to determine those factors.
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  3. Apr 10, 2008 #2
    See for more information on projectile motion:
    http://id.mind.net/~zona/mstm/physics/mechanics/curvedMotion/projectileMotion/generalSolution/generalSolution.html [Broken]
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