please also tell me the formula I would use to find the vertical velocity if you know! PLEASE HELP!!!
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If a "projectile" (e.g. a missile) is launched with a given "angle of elevation" ( Θ ) it tends to follow a parabolic arc of motion.
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The precise shape of the parabola can be deduced by vector analysis.
In the absence of any gravitational field (or other force), the projectile would continue to move in a straight line indefinitely, however, the gravitational forces cause the parabolic deviation away from the "ideal" straight line.
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One way of tackling the vector analysis is to resolve the actual motion into a "horizontal component" and a "vertical component".
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If the initial velocity vector is given by ν , at elevation angle = Θ
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then the horizontal component is v cos(Θ) ,
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and the vertical component is v sin(Θ)
[ sometimes represented in "complex number form" as i v sin(Θ) where i is the square root of minus one - the ' i ' has the effect of shifting the vector from the 'horizontal' x-axis direction, through 90° (in the complex plane) so that it coincides with the 'vertical' y-axis direction ].
Best wishes - Majikthise. .
Vertical velocity is vfy
The formula i think will be:
a= (vfy-viy)/t vfy = at+ viy
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