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# Ballistic Initial Vertical Velocity Component

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Equation / Last modified by KurtHeckman on 2016/02/26 19:40
`v_"0y" = `

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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

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