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The Physics of Paintball

by Cephalid-Hunter
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Cephalid-Hunter
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Jan9-05, 05:09 PM
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For a project I have for school, I have to explain the physics involved in the game of paintball. i just need a few more ideas for which areas of physics i should cover.

I already got these area's to write about

- velocity
- gravity
- momentum
- newton's laws
- colission
- projectile motion
- ideal gas law

more ideas would be appreciated
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Jan9-05, 05:15 PM
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Quote Quote by Cephalid-Hunter
For a project I have for school, I have to explain the physics involved in the game of paintball. i just need a few more ideas for which areas of physics i should cover.

I already got these area's to write about

- velocity
- gravity
- momentum
- newton's laws
- colission
- projectile motion
- ideal gas law

more ideas would be appreciated
If my idea of "paintball" is the correct one,u shouldn't use "ideal gas law"...In "projectile motion" did u include air friction??
I think "energy" is a very important concept,doncha think so...??

Daniel.
Cephalid-Hunter
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Jan9-05, 05:22 PM
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Yeah, forgot about energy

I used the ideal gas law because it says when you decrease temperature, it decreases pressure, which explains why paintball guns dont fire well in the cold.

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Jan9-05, 05:26 PM
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The Physics of Paintball

Yes,u mean the gas compressed in the gun itself.That makes sense.I was thinking about the air the ball 'flies' through and wondered :"What about the Mandeleev-Clapeyron law...?"

Daniel.


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