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  1. nuclear_chris

    A question about ballistics

    Air resistance will play a role in how far the projectile lands, however, if it did have a significant effect, I would think the bigger cannon ball would be impacted more than the smaller bullet (assuming that there shapes are similar). I don't recall that air resistance has a significant...
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    A question about ballistics

    The actual distance a projectile (bullet, cannonball, etc) travels will depend on the angle at which it is fired. As long as the gravitational forces do not change, mass has no play into determining where and in what time the projectile lands. It can be shown that in order to maximize the...
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