The Vertical Position calculator computes the vertical (y component) position based on an initial velocity, launch angle, and time.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Position (x,y): The calculator returns the relative position in meters. However this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
Thecalculates an object's position in the y direction, the vertical component of its ballistic trajectory. This is the equation for the ideal projectile, which means it neglects external forces such as . Since in the ideal projectile motion model the is the only force component affecting the trajectory, and the is parallel to the y-component of motion, the is the only affect the ballistic y-velocity. The y-component of position changes based on the time and the constant acceleration. The is: