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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:05 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


Let there be 2 bullets, a plain one holding in hand and one in a pistol being shot.

Both bullets have same size and mass.

Both position is at 1m hight.

bullet 1 (hand) bullet 2 (shot)
----------------------O------------------------------------------pistol---->O------------------------
I
I
I distance to the ground 1m
I
------------------------------------------ground------------------------------------------------------

Both bullets are released at the same time.

Now tell me: which of the 2 bullets hits the ground first?

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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:06 pm » by Spock


Was the gun aimed at the ground?

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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:09 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


No, I forgot, the gun is aimed straightforward (horizontal)...
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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:11 pm » by Spock


Then if the bullet was fired out of the gun, I would imagine the one dropped from the hand would hit the ground first. Given the rate of decent for the one fired would be over ridden by it's velocity and trajectory.

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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:12 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


No, spock, wrong...
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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:14 pm » by Spock


tertiusgaudens wrote:No, spock, wrong...


GRRRRRRRRRR.

I will have to experiment this.

Are you saying that the rate they fall is tills the same. And that the fired bullet will hit the ground at the same time the one is dropped from the hand?

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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:15 pm » by Tinman4higher


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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:15 pm » by Spock


BTW - my brain's not rusty. But it is pickled sometimes.

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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:16 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


They hit the ground at the same time... because?
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PostWed Dec 22, 2010 2:19 pm » by Spock


Well, dag-gum. Learn something new everyday.

Gravitational pull is the same for both?


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