Accession Number:

AD0801749

Title:

Methods of Tabulating Ballistic Functions Based on the Square Law of Drag

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The solution of the equations of motion of a projectile subject to the Newtonian Law of Resistance is expressible in terms of quadratures. By applying certain transformations these quadratures are now greatly simplified, and the functions leading to the desired information pertaining to the trajectory are quickly and accurately calculated. There is, then, given a method of determination of the basic parameter k which leads to very good results, as shown by numerous comparative examples.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE