Methods of Tabulating Ballistic Functions Based on the Square Law of Drag
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
- Numerical Mathematics