I was wondering if I could get some help with a class work problem. I'm in no way asking for just the answer. I need help understanding what the problem is asking for and a push in the right direction
The problem reads:
For the general projectile of exercise 31 ( see below), with h=0 (a) show that the horizontal range is
and (b) find the angle that produces the maximum horizontal range.
1. I not really sure how to how that the equation is in fact the range.
2. I think that i need to calculate the directive of the equation and set it equal to 0 in order to find the maximum. Problem is Im not sure what to differentiate. It feels like its missing a part of the equation, time or distance maybe?
Thank you for any help. Again Not looking for the strait answer just some help
Beginning with newton's second law of motion, derive the equations of motion for a projectile fired from altitude h above the ground at an angle (Theta) to the horizontal and with the initial speed v(sub 0)