you have t = 6 seconds ... you need to get the parabola as a function of x
I recently did a rocket project and I have the following things calculated (attached), however I'm supposed to get my data in the format:
y - k = a(x - h)^2
I figured out the height on my own by using tangent, but I'm not sure how to get it in the correct format.
Thanks for help in advance!
I asked my professor, and he just wants the flight path (which I'm guessing just the equation?)
This is what I have but I feel like something is way off when it comes down to the equation..
Another thing you can do is write your parabola in the general form . You know that when x= 0, h= 0 so , that when x= 91, h= 0 so that , and that when x= 91/2= 45.5, h= 33.12 so that (a parabola is symmetric so we know the vertex is half way between 0 and 91 feet). That gives three linear equations to solve for a, b, and c.