Ballistic Coefficient - using body length


In ballistics, the ballistic coefficient (BC) of a body is a measure of its ability to overcome air resistance in flight. It is inversely proportional to the negative acceleration — a high number indicates a low negative acceleration. This is roughly the same as saying that the projectile in question possesses low drag, although some meaning is lost in the generalization. BC is a function of mass, diameter, and drag coefficient.

Related formulas


BCPhysicsballistic coefficient as used in physics and engineering (kg/m2)
ρaverage density (kg/m3)
lbody length (m)
Cddrag coefficient (dimensionless)