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Homework Help: Physics Gr.11

  1. Apr 9, 2005 #1
    I need help 2 figure out the phy. behind the catapult. Any ideas?
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  3. Apr 9, 2005 #2
    Well what does a catapult do? Think about what a catapult basically is, brainstorm here.
  4. Apr 9, 2005 #3
    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.

  5. Apr 10, 2005 #4
    Big ideas in a catapult(and, indeed, in alot of physics)

    1. Conservation of energy
    2. Conservation of angular momentum
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