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What Goes Up Must Come Down; Will Air Resistance Make It Return Sooner, or Later?

by John Lekner (Victoria University New Zealand)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
January, 1982

Subject classification(s): Differential & Difference Equations | Dynamical Systems
Applicable Course(s): 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis

The author investigates the time needed for an object to travel when being thrown vertically in the air when the air resistance is taken into consideration.

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