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Projectile Motion with Arbitrary Resistance

Tilak de Alwis
Organization: Southeastern Louisiana University
Department: Department of Mathematics
Journal / Anthology

The College Mathematics Journal
Year: 1995
Volume: 26
Issue: 5
Page range: 361-367

Consider the motion under gravity of an object in two dimensions. It is well known that in the absence of air resistance it follows a parabolic path. However, if air resistance is taken into account, this is not quite true. A partial analysis of vertical motion with an arbitrary air resistance occurs in John Lekner's article, "What Goes Up Must Come Down: Will Air Resistance Make it Return Sooner, or Later?" Further references are given by P. Glaister in "Does What Goes Up Take the Same Time to Come Down?"

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