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- Homework Statement
- Solving the ballistic trajectory equation for Launch Angle

- Relevant Equations
- y = h + x * tan(α) - g * x² / 2 * V₀² * cos²(α)

In a process of writing a game. Effectively need to know how to angle the barrel for the projectile to hit the selected target.

So for the equation

y = h + x * tan(α) - g * x² / 2 * V₀² * cos²(α)

Everything except α is known. Could anyone more wise in the ways of science than me help me solve for alpha?

Thanks

So for the equation

y = h + x * tan(α) - g * x² / 2 * V₀² * cos²(α)

Everything except α is known. Could anyone more wise in the ways of science than me help me solve for alpha?

Thanks