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The bombs bursting in air

by: Larry D. Kirkpatrick

All of the scenarios presented in this chapter have similar solutions. The trajectory of any object can be analyzed (without air resistance) by recognizing that the horizontal and vertical motions are independent of one another. The horizontal motion has a constant velocity and the vertical motion has a constant acceleration. As an example, this chapter focuses on solving the scenario of a rescue plane flying at a constant elevation and speed toward a point directly over a person struggling in the water.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006Stock # PB198X_31

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