Fri November 16, 2012 By: Bharath Mazumdar

what is range of projectile?

Expert Reply
Fri November 16, 2012

It is the total horizontal distance from the point of projection to the point where the projectile returns back to the plane of projection. It is denoted by R.

To calculate the horizontal range, we need to consider the horizontal motion of the uniform velocity vcosq, in the horizontal direction. Hence, the horizontal range is given by,

Note: R = R maximum, when 

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