Friday

March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

Posted by **james** on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 9:29pm.

- optimization -
**tchrwill**, Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 9:50amYou state that the altitude reached is defined by

y = ex - x^2/2e.

This compares to the normal expression for altitude of

h = Vo(t) - gt^2/2

where h = the maximum altitude, Vo = the initial velocity, t = the time and g = the acceleration due to gravity.

I therefore assume that your expression for the maximum altitude reached should read as

y = ex - gx^2/2

where e = the initial velocity, x = the time and g is as defined earlier.

Since you give no values for e, g or t, a specific quantitative answer is not possible.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Calculus Optimization - A model space shuttle is propelled into the air and is ...

Calculus Optimization - A model space shuttle is propelled into the air and is ...

Math - The formula h=48t-16t^2 gives the height, h, in feet, of an object ...

Algebra - Suppose a model of the space shuttle "Endeavour" is 10 inches tall. ...

Physics - The space shuttle is in a 3e+5 m high orbit over the earth. The radius...

related rates - After blast-off, a space shuttle climbs vertically and a radar-...

Math - The height of a golf ball that is hit into the air with an initial ...

algebra - a rock is thrown into the air from a height of 4 feet. the height of ...

PHYSICS - Ms. Anderson shoots an arrow straight up into the air. The arrow ...

Physics! - Ms. Anderson shoots an arrow straight up into the air. The arrow ...