Sunday

September 21, 2014

September 21, 2014

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. ...

Precal - The equation is y=80.4- 11 ln x, 100<x<1500 Which approximates ...

Math - Radius of earth 3,959 miles Space shuttle orbits 200 miles above earths ...

Math - Radius of earth 3,959 miles Space shuttle orbits 200 miles above earths ...

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 ...

physics - the solid fuel rocket boosters used to launch the space shuttle are ...