# Trajectory of a body in a resistant medium: an elementary derivation

@article{Borghi2013TrajectoryOA, title={Trajectory of a body in a resistant medium: an elementary derivation}, author={Riccardo Borghi}, journal={European Journal of Physics}, year={2013}, volume={34}, pages={359 - 369} }

A didactical exposition of the classical problem of the trajectory determination of a body, subject to the gravity in a resistant medium, is proposed. Our revisitation aims to show a derivation of the solution to the problem that is as simple as possible from a technical point of view, so that it can be understood by first-year undergraduates. A central role in our analysis is played by the so-called chain rule for derivatives, which is systematically used to remove the temporal variable from…

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