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Shouryya Ray solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Isaac Newton

johnsnails (1715452) writes | more than 2 years ago

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johnsnails writes "A GERMAN 16-year-old has become the first person to solve a mathematical problem posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years ago.
Shouryya Ray worked out how to calculate exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance, The (London) Sunday Times reported.
The Indian-born teen said he solved the problem that had stumped mathematicians for centuries while working on a school project.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/german-teen-shouryya-ray-solves-300-year-old-mathematical-riddle-posed-by-sir-isaac-newton/story-e6frfro0-1226368490157#ixzz1w3LI5N1w"

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Anyone have found what exactly was solved? (1)

DragonHeart (899030) | more than 2 years ago | (#40132219)

The problem with the motion under gravity and air resistence is already solved if we consider the air drag depending on the speed by a power of its modulus. Which kind of generalization or new family of drag was found to have an analytical solution?
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