A football player attempts a 29-yd field goal. If he is able to impart a velocity u of 95 ft/sec to the ball, compute the minimum angle θ for which the ball will clear the crossbar of the goal. The crossbar is 10 ft above the ground. (Hint: Let m = tan θ.)
Homework EquationsI can't find and equation for minimum angle anywhere, which makes me think I have to combine two equations to be able to solve this. I've messed with equations on here, http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/traj.html#tracon for hours and I can't figure out what equations I need to combine to get a minimum angle.
The Attempt at a Solution
I know my range is 87 feet, and the height that i want to clear is 10 feet at the end of my range, kicking the field goal at the smallest initial angle possible. Velocity is 95 ft/s
Any help on this is appreciated, it may simply be one of those problems where the solution seems too easy so it is overlooked?