Angle of elevation (for object following a ballistic trajectory)

Description

A trajectory or flight path is the path that a moving object follows through space as a function of time. A trajectory can be described mathematically either by the geometry of the path, or as the position of the object over time. For a required range the angle of projectile launch ( the angle at which a projectile must be launched in order to go a distance , given the initial velocity) is related to the range and the initial velocity).

Related formulas

Variables

θAngle of elevation "Angle of reach" (radians)
gStandard gravity
RThe range (the total horizontal distance travelled by the projectile) (m)
uInitial Velocity (m/s)