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Catapult physics

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aodhan bard

on 29 August 2014

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Transcript of Catapult physics

Topic
What is a sling, counter weight, and payload.
How does the sling, payload, and the counter weight work together?
The counter weight pulls down the arm and the the sling holds up the pouch and the pouch shots the payload
What is the optimal length difference between the Long Arm and Short Arm of the swinging arm on a trebuchet catapult?
What are the forces that are affecting how a catapult works?
The forces that are affecting a catapult are gravity, weight, and friction
What is the optimal weight difference between the Counter-Weight and the Payload?
Catapult physics
Catapult Physics
Answer
Does a good treubuchet catapult design focus on vertical or horizontal distance?
Answer: It focuses on horizontal
The counter weight is 100 x p p=payload
Answer: The optimal length difference is 3.75 .
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