# Optimal angle for a projectile

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This tutorial tackles a fundamental question when trying to launch things as far as possible (key if you're looking to capture a fort with anything from water balloons to arrows). With a bit of calculus, we'll get to a fairly intuitive answer.

### Optimal angle for a projectile part 1: Components of initial velocity

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5:50 minutes

### Optimal angle for a projectile part 2: Hangtime

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4:12 minutes

Optimal angle for a projectile part 2 - Hangtime

### Optimal angle for a projectile part 3: Horizontal distance as a function of angle (and speed)

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2:39 minutes

Horizontal distance as a function of angle (and speed)