Ballistic Initial Vertical Velocity Component

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Equation / Last modified by KurtHeckman on 2016/02/26 19:40
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vCalc.Ballistic Initial Vertical Velocity Component
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This equation calculates the vertical (y) component of initial velocity given the initial velocity vector magnitude and the launch angle.

Inputs:

  • `v_0` - initial velocity magnitude
  • `theta` - launch angle above the local horizontal