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Trajectory Formula (Cannon)

  1. May 22, 2010 #1

    Before I begin my problem, I would like to confess that I understand almost nothing about physics. My math is limited to what I am doing in class right now as a ninth grader ( I understand quadratics...). I am doing a research project, and I need some help.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What I am looking for is the trajectory formula when firing a cannon with no air resistance. For example, If I fired a cannon on level ground, and fire a round at 1440 ft/s, where will my round land if it does not encounter any obstacles.

    2. Relevant equations

    Please show me a formula I can use for this, and where i plug in the numbers.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. May 22, 2010 #2


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  4. May 23, 2010 #3
    Thanks its perfect!
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