Mathematics of the trebuchet

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I was just woundering how to find the distance of a projectile, when thrown by a trebuchet, mathematicly?
 

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whatzzupboy said:
I was just woundering how to find the distance of a projectile, when thrown by a trebuchet, mathematicly?

This should probably be moved to the general physics section, as its not really a homework problem. That said, the explanation is long and unwieldy, though I did find a few links for you

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Park/6461/

http://www.ripcord.ws/FATAnalysis.PDF <--- not sure how much math you have under your belt, but I found this one the most interesting of the lot

http://home.att.net/~wjahsman-mta/RetroMechanics.pdf [Broken]
 
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Here's a simple Java algorhythm that I used when building mine. There is a downloable versio that a bit more user friendly that I like.

http://www.algobeautytreb.com/javatreb.html
 

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