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Homework Help: Simple Question: What is going to throw farther Catapult or Trebuche

  1. Sep 10, 2014 #1
    Hopefully this is the right place to ask this.. if not really sorry

    In my class I have to design something to throw a simple small piece of wood.. Everyone is trying to build a catapult.. I am not sure what to build.. a trebuchet or a catapult and what specific design is going to give me the farthest launch..Any ideas?

    I found a cool site that lists a ton of different designs.. http://stormthecastle.com/catapult/index.htm still not sure what would be the most effective
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  3. Sep 10, 2014 #2


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    I think the reason your classmates are trying to build a catapult is due to the level of complexity involved. If you were to build a trebuchet, how would you go about it?
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