First off, this is NOT a homework problem. I do not need an actual "answer", but I do have a conceptual question. Here it is:
Consider a projectile motion problem such as a baseball being hit. Assume that it is hit and caught at the same height above the ground. In this instance, I believe that the range equation will NOT work. Why not? Most textbooks claim that the so-called range equation works as long as the launch height and final height are equal. However, in such an instance, the range equation fails to give the correct launch angle.
[tex]R = v_o^2/g * sin (2*\Theta)[/tex]
The Attempt at a Solution