|MadSci Network: Physics|
Im doing my physics A2 coursework on the factors that effect the range of a projectile launched from a model trebuchet. I havnt really been able to find much that i understand easily, everything is either too detailed or not enough. The main thing that i want to know is the effect of having the projectile attahed to a length of string on the throwing arm. What sort of formulaes and physics principals would i need to work this out? I havnt decided wether to use it yet or not. Would it still be a valid trebuchet without the string? Im going to be changing the mass of the counterweight (not fixed), so i want to be able to keep everything else fairly consistant. With the string, would it vary the launch position too much?
Re: How do trebuchets work?
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