Why do fast objects cause more damage?

by Hameeedo
Tags: damage, objects
e.chaniotakis is offline
Feb20-13, 04:59 PM
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the answer to your question is momentum.
0xDEADBEEF is offline
Feb20-13, 05:45 PM
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Microscopic level and macroscopic level make no difference here, it is momentum or kinetic energy or speed, and it is applied to a small enough area to break enough bonds. But the whole bullet is pushing its front atoms into the material it is not a few electrons in front that have new powers now.
Hameeedo is offline
Feb20-13, 05:58 PM
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I know that , I was just simplifying the concept to make the discussion more accessible .
Thank you guys very much , this was an enjoyable thinking exercise , and you've been a great help. :)
e.chaniotakis is offline
Feb20-13, 06:07 PM
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