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?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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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# Projectile motion with varying air resistance

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