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Vertical Projection in a Resisting Medium: Reflections on Observations of Mersenne
C. W. Groetsch and S. A. Yost
The American Mathematical Monthly
Vol. 121, No. 6 (June–July 2014), pp. 499-505
Published by: Mathematical Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/amer.math.monthly.121.06.499
Page Count: 7
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Abstract This article, inspired by a 17th-century woodcut, validates empirical observations of Marin Mersenne (1588–1648) on timing of vertically-launched projectiles for a general mathematical model of resistance.
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