Kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon

In summary, the conversation is about finding the kinetic energy of a gunpowder cannon in Monster Hunter, with the unit being GJ. The formula for kinetic energy is discussed, with the variables being projectile mass and velocity. It is noted that the KE at the target will be less due to air resistance. A real world example is also provided. The conversation also references homework guidelines and asks for more details on the question.
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If you want to find out the kinetic energy (the unit is GJ as in other cannons) of the gunpowder cannon that appears in Monster Hunter, what do you need and how can you calculate it?
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Projectile motion
If you want to find out the kinetic energy (the unit is GJ as in other cannons) of the gunpowder cannon that appears in Monster Hunter, what do you need and how can you calculate it?
 
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I do not think this is actually a homework question. Can you provide more detail on what you want?

The generic formula is KE=½mv2, where m is the projectile mass and v is the velocity. You can take the values at the muzzel or at the target. The KE at the target is less due to air resistance.

A 1000 kg projectile launched at 1000m/s has KE=0.5GJ. For a real world example, look at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_15-inch_Mk_I_naval_gun
 
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Related to Kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon

1. What is the kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon?

The kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon varies depending on the specific model and ammunition used. However, on average, it can range from 10,000 to 20,000 joules.

2. How is the kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon calculated?

The kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon is calculated using the formula KE = 1/2 * m * v^2, where m is the mass of the projectile and v is its velocity.

3. How does the kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon affect its destructive power?

The kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon directly correlates to its destructive power. The higher the kinetic energy, the more force is exerted on the target, resulting in greater damage.

4. Can the kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon be increased?

Yes, the kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon can be increased by using a heavier projectile or by increasing the velocity of the projectile.

5. Is the kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon dangerous to humans?

Yes, the kinetic energy of the Monster Hunter cannon can be dangerous to humans and should only be handled by trained professionals. The high velocity of the projectile can cause serious injury or death if not used properly.

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