Some remarks on the time of flight and range of a projectile in a linear resisting medium

S. M. Stewart

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Abstract

In view of the recent work by Karkantzakos [Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review 2 (2009) 76-81], a number of remarks highlighting the connection between the Lambert W function and the time of flight and range of a projectile moving in a resisting medium where the retarding force acting on the projectile is proportional to its velocity are made. In particular, we show how each of these quantities can be expressed in closed form in terms of the Lambert W function and indicate how the analysis of the motion becomes greatly simplified by its introduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology Review
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Lambert W function
  • Linear resisted projectile motion
  • Range
  • Time of flight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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