
Help on engineering homework
Posted:
Dec 10, 2010 1:46 PM


Hello, I've been stuck on a matlab problem and can't figure it out, and was hoping to find some help here. the problem is as follows: "The height and speed of a projectile launched with a speed of vi (initial velocity) at an angle A to the horizontal are given by
h(t)= vi*t*sin(A)0.5*g*(t^2) v(t)= sqrt((vi^2)2*vi*g*t*sin(A)+(g^2)*(t^2))
where g is the acceleration due to gravity. The projectile will strike the ground when h(t)= 0, which gives the time to hit t_hit= 2*(vi/g)*sin(A). Suppose that A=30 degrees, vi= 40 m/s and g= 9.81 m/s^2. Use the MATLAB relational and logical operators to find the times when: a. The height is no less than 15m b. The height is no less than 15m and the speed is simultaneously no greater than 36 m/s. c. The height is less than 5m or the pseed is greater than 35 m/s."
I have tried to figure out where to go with it, I know it will involve some if statements with h>15, h>15 and s<36, and h<5 or s>35. Other than that, I'm stumped. Thanks, Ethan

