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Maximum altitude of a rocket if launched vertically

  • Thread starter karan01
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1. Homework Statement

The missile has maximum horizontal range of 160km. What is the maximum altitude it can reach if launched vertically?

2. Homework Equations

v2=u2 +2as

3. The Attempt at a Solution

v=0 (because the velocity is zero when it is not rising anymore)
u=0
a= -9.8 (up is the positive direction
s= the answer, the height

That is how I thought I am supposed to do it...

By the way you guys do a great job on these forums, I lurk here a lot :)
 
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The missile has maximum horizontal range of 160km.
You can extract the information you need from that line. How do you achieve maximum horizontal distance with a projective under gravity?

Also are you sure initial velocity, u, should be zero?
 
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apply the formula for calculating the maximum range. From there u will get the Velocity of the projectile.
 

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