I need help 2 figure out the phy. behind the catapult. Any ideas?
Well what does a catapult do? Think about what a catapult basically is, brainstorm here.
Tension is stored in a piece of rope or wood from a winch. When the tension is suddenly released it hurls the object. Check out http://science.howstuffworks.com
They cover all the basic principles and will even sell you plans on how to build one if you like.
Big ideas in a catapult(and, indeed, in alot of physics)
1. Conservation of energy
2. Conservation of angular momentum
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