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Calculate projectile velocity shooting from a trebuchet?

  1. Oct 23, 2016 #1
    Hello, I'm designing a hanging counterweight trebuchet for my physics project. I'm wondering if there is any way I can calculate the velocity of the projectile when it is released? (It's shot using a sling attached to the arm)

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  3. Oct 23, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF. :smile:

    I've moved your thread to the schoolwork forums. You need to show us some effort in your school project. What are the Relevant Equations for this type of calculation? How would you go about setting up the equations that will result in the final launch velocity of the object? Also, can you show us a sketch of your device, with dimensions and weights?
     
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