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Projectile motion with varying air resistance

  1. Apr 18, 2010 #1
    I've seen equations for projectile motion ignoring air resistance and how to solve for the equations of motion when a projectile experiences resistance proportional to its velocity, but how would you determine the equations of motion for a projectile when the air resistance is inversely proportional to the height of the object?

    It seems to me like you would start with equations like
    may= mg - bvy/ky
    max = -bvx/ky

    where the projectile has some initial velocity (v0) and angle of elevation ([tex]\theta[/tex])

    but I don't know how one would go about solving for x(t) and y(t),
    or if these equations would even be the way to go.

    Any thoughts would be helpful
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