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Homework Help: Optimum Launch Angle

  1. Oct 8, 2003 #1
    My physics class project is to construct a catapult. My question is what is the optimum launch angle for distance. This was posted awhile back by someone else, but i can't find the post again. I think it said that because of air resistance an angle slightly above 45 degrees is optimum for distance. Is that right?
    -HBar
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 12, 2003 #2
    No, with air resistance the optimum launch angle is less than 45 degrees with the horizontal
     
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