Maximum Height

This equation deals with a projectile's maximum height above ground level. This is also one of the simplest equations that is used for a projectile's motion:

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The maximum height is the initial velocity squared multiplied by the sin of the angle measure squared divided by two times the acceleration of gravity (g). This equation can be referred to as a "plug and chug" equations, as some physicists like to say. Like so many other equations in this section, just plug the numbers in, do the math, and move on.

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