Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 4 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions - Questions: 18

Answer

The angle that produces the maximum range is 45$^{\circ}$.

Work Step by Step

At 45$^{\circ}$, the x and y components of the projectiles velocity are equal. Any angle above will cause the y-component to be greater and the projectile will fall short. Likewise, any angle below 45$^{\circ}$ will cause the x-component to be greater and the projectile will fall short.
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