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- How do I calculate the distance to which a catapult can launch rocks of different mass?
The spring is stretched 13.5 cm
Im launching of a deck that is 1.75 meters high
Calculate the energy stored in the spring that will become kinetic energy.GopherTv said:I know the spring constant of my spring, 90.54 n/m
The spring is stretched 13.5 cm
Should I account for the rotational energy of the lever arm or will that be very littleBaluncore said:Calculate the energy stored in the spring that will become kinetic energy.
Weigh the rock, compute the initial velocity for that rock.
Measure the launch angle. Predict the trajectory.
The accuracy of the prediction will be dependent on how much energy accounting you do.GopherTv said:Should I account for the rotational energy of the lever arm or will that be very little
OP says that it is off a deck. The diagonal members on the bottom which you are taking to be the sill of a window appear to be the railing of a stairway leading down from the deck. He is launching from the deck railing. The corner of the window top that you imagine appears to be the curve of the downspout for the roof gutter.kuruman said:Also, it looks like you are shooting this out a window
The distance that a catapult can launch a projectile is calculated using the formula: d = v^{2}sin(2θ)/g, where d is the distance, v is the initial velocity of the projectile, θ is the launch angle, and g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s^{2}).
The distance that a catapult can launch a projectile is affected by several factors such as the initial velocity of the projectile, the launch angle, the weight and size of the projectile, and the strength and design of the catapult.
The launch angle plays a significant role in determining the distance that a catapult can launch a projectile. A higher launch angle will result in a longer distance, as the projectile will have a higher vertical component of velocity, allowing it to stay in the air for a longer time.
Yes, the distance that a catapult can launch a projectile can be increased by adjusting the launch angle, using a more powerful catapult, or using a lighter and more aerodynamic projectile. However, there is a limit to how far a catapult can launch a projectile, as it is limited by factors such as air resistance and the strength of the catapult itself.
The calculation of the distance that a catapult can launch a projectile is an idealized calculation and may not always accurately represent the actual distance achieved. Factors such as air resistance, wind, and imperfections in the catapult can affect the actual distance. Therefore, the calculated distance should be considered as an estimate rather than an exact value.