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## What launch angle produces the highest distance?

45 degrees

A projectile, in other words, travels the farthest when it is launched at an angle of 45 degrees.

**What is the best angle for maximum range?**

45°

For ideal projectile motion, which starts and ends at the same height, maximum range is achieved when the firing angle is 45°. If air resistance is taken into account, the optimal angle is somewhat less than 45° and this is often considered obvious.

### Why is a 45 degree best angle for launch?

As ball speed increases, so does the drag force and the lower is the required launch angle. A launch at 45 degrees would allow the ball to remain in the air for a longer time, but it would then be launched at a lower horizontal speed at the start and it would slow down more because of the longer flight time.

**At what angles will a projectile have the greatest range?**

The textbooks say that the maximum range for projectile motion (with no air resistance) is 45 degrees.

#### Why does launch angle affect distance?

Launching slightly upward will increase the distance because the projectile travels for a longer time. But launching too close to straight up would decrease the distance, since the projectile has no horizontal velocity.

**What is the optimal angle to throw?**

45-degree angle

In most cases you should see that a medium, 45-degree angle made the ball go the farthest. When you throw the ball at a very shallow angle, gravity pulls it down and the ground is closer, which ends the throw sooner so it does not have as much time to travel as far forward.

## What is the best angle to throw a ball?

**What angle gives maximum horizontal range?**

### Does launch angle affect range?

Launch Angle: The launch angle determines the range and maximum height that an object will experience after being launched. This image shows that path of the same object being launched at the same velocity but different angles.

**How does changing the launch speed affect the range?**

Higher launch angles have higher maximum height The maximum height is determined by the initial vertical velocity. Since steeper launch angles have a larger vertical velocity component, increasing the launch angle increases the maximum height.

#### Which is the best angle to launch a ball?

As mentioned above, the sine function reaches its biggest output value, 1, with an input angle of 90 degrees, so we can see that for a sky-high punt θ = 90. That means that the best way to launch a high-altitude projectile is to send it flying at a 90-degree angle to the ground—straight up.

**When do you kick the ball for the greatest distance?**

The only choice he has to make to maximize distance, then, is the angle at which he kicks the ball. You can see from the equation above that the distance traveled by the ball will be greatest when sin (2θ) is greatest.

## How is the distance of a punt determined?

Second, for a punter trying to boot a ball as far as possible, you can assume that he is kicking as hard as he physically can, so v depends simply on how hard he can kick, not on any strategic decision for a given punt. The only choice he has to make to maximize distance, then, is the angle at which he kicks the ball.

**Which is the best angle to launch a projectile?**

The sine function reaches its largest output value, 1, with an input angle of 90 degrees, so we can see that for the longest-range punts 2θ = 90 degrees and, therefore, θ = 45 degrees. A projectile, in other words, travels the farthest when it is launched at an angle of 45 degrees.