Height calculations

Using the TAN formula in trigonometry.

We can calculate the height of our rocket using the Tan formula. Height of rocket. Distance observer is from launch site The angle of inclination can be measured using a home made inclinometer

We can measure the height of our rocket if we assume the rocket ascends vertically. We can use a mathematical process called trigonometry. Trigonometry has three very special formulae called Sin, Cos and Tan. We will use the Tan formula to help us find the height of our rocket. With this formula we only need to know the distance we are from the launch site and the angle we have to raise our eyes to see the rocket at its heighest point.

Firstly construct an inclinometer.