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Shooting a bullet up into the air

  1. Mar 10, 2010 #1
    Given that there is no wind, if you shoot a bullet straight up, when it comes back down will it be going fast enough to kill someone? I know it won't be going as fast as it was leaving the barrel of the gun because of air resistance on its trip back down, but I'm just wondering if it would still be dangerous.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2010 #2

    A.T.

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    Try:
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=terminal+velocity+bullet

    From:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_velocity#Examples:
    Also:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=14560
     
  4. Mar 10, 2010 #3
    Thanks:approve:
     
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