Range of a projectile

Description

In physics, assuming a flat Earth with a uniform gravity field, and no air resistance, a projectile launched with specific initial conditions will have a predictable range.

The following applies for ranges which are small compared to the size of the Earth. For longer ranges see sub-orbital spaceflight. The maximum horizontal distance traveled by the projectile

Related formulas

Variables

dtotal horizontal distance travelled by the projectile. (m)
vvelocity at which the projectile is launched (m/s)
θangle at which the projectile is launched (deg)
gStandard gravity
y0initial height of the projectile (m)