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Re: asymmetry measure

What Alex wants, probably, is a formula which
gives the value of the air resistance coefficient
as a function of an asymmetry parameter, such
"the optimal launch angle," or "the difference
between the ideal and real ranges." I have
not seen such formulas.
Ludwik Kowalski

On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 08:12 AM, Brian Whatcott wrote:

As a straw man, I will offer as a measure, the optimal launch angle
for maximum range.

Brian W

At 05:03 PM 2/4/2004, you wrote:
In projectile motion without resistance the path is a parabola.
With resisatance, the path is asymetric. Is there a standard way to
measure that asymetry? Can that measure be analytically related to the
the resistance?

Brian Whatcott Altus OK Eureka!