i it will be seen that in three seconds the projectile would have fallen 144 ft.
Jacobs Cavern was peculiarly rich in flint knives and projectile points.
In a vacuum, the projectile acted on by the force of projection begins to fall under the action of gravity immediately it leaves the bore, and under the combined action of these two forces the path of the projectile is a parabola.
In the motion of a projectile under gravity the hodograph is a vertical line described with constant velocity.
Table of Rifling for Stability of an Elongated Projectile, x Calibres long, giving S the Angle of Rifling, and n the Pitch of Rifling in Calibres.
The necessity for sights follows directly on investigation of the forces acting on a projectile during flight.
SIGHTS, the name for mechanical appliances for directing the axis of the bore of a gun or other firearm on a point whose position relative to the target fired at is such that the projectile will strike the target.
This steadiness may vary during the flight of the projectile, as the shot may be unsteady for some distance after leaving the muzzle, afterwards steadying down, like a spinning-top. Again, a may increase as the gun wears out, after firing a number of rounds.
also in air for very low velocities, but, where the velocities are high, the retardation is great, the projectile takes longer to traverse each succeeding space, and consequently the time of flight for any range is longer; the axis must therefore be directed still higher above the point to be struck.
Thanks to the glass-hardness of this face, the projectile is arrested so abruptly that it is shattered, and its energy is delivered piecemeal by its fragments; but as the face is integrally united with the unhardened, ductile and slightly yielding interior and back, the plate, even if it is locally bent backwards somewhat by the blow, neither cracks nor flakes.
It was found that projectiles fired from a rifled gun deviated laterally from the line of Sights for fire owing to the axial spin of the projectile, and that if the r i fled spin were right-handed, as in the British service, the deviation was to the right.
Starting with the experimental values of p, for a standard projectile, fired under standard conditions in air of standard density, we proceed to the construction of the ballistic table.
Another commonly received axiom was that no body could be affected by more than one movement at one time, and it was thus supposed that a cannon ball, or other projectile, moves forward in a right line until its first impulse is exhausted, when it falls vertically to the ground.
This weapon embodied all the essential features which distinguish the ordnance of to-day from the cannon of the middle ages - it was built up of rings of metal shrunk upon an inner steel barrel; it was loaded at the breech; it was rifled; and it threw, not a round ball, but an elongated projectile with ogival head.
A more complicated case is illustrated by Sphaerobolus, where the entire mass of spores, enclosed in its own peridium, is suddenly shot up into the air like a bomb from a mortar by the elastic retroversion of a peculiar layer which, up to the last moment, surrounded the bomb, and then suddenly splits above, turns inside out, and drives the former as a projectile from a gun.
projectile; thus R=d 2 p, and the value of p, for velocity ranging from 1600 to 2150 ft.
HFT is the line of sight without any allowance for drift, causing the projectile to fall at D.
If the inclination or change of inclination in degrees is denoted by S or OS, (21) 5/180=i/7r, so that (22) AS 180 _ 180g (Ot and if 5 and i change to D and I for the standard projectile, AT Ov 180g AT (23) DI =g ., = v p, AD = -Tr, and vv or J VQ'V, D(V) -D(v) = 180 [I(V) - i (v)].
hurl a projectile at more than two miles per second.
The gun uses magnetic coils to create a pulse of energy which can hurl a projectile at more than two miles per second.
projectile used in military ammunition include armor piercing, or AP.
projectile vomit the next morning.
Here the merit of nickel steel is not so much that it resists perforation, as that it does not crack even when deeply penetrated by a projectile.
cannon shells were made by drilling a hole through a solid steel projectile, to make room for the chemical contents.
Along its path, an individual projectile may create fast recoil atoms which in turn may initiate collision cascades of moving target atoms.
If fuze quick is desired or if a projectile that has only one fuze is requested, fuze is not indicated.
LIFTING CHARGE: Part of a firework that launches a projectile or shell into the air.
Wedges should not be used due to the risk of them becoming a projectile (This has caused fatalities in the past ).
AMMO: Power Cells PRIMARY: Fires an explosive like projectile.
FIRE To light incendiary crossbow projectile; often used incorrectly as synonym for shoot or loose.
projectile motion in a " golf " like setting.
projectile weapons not much different from late 20th century weapons.
projectile weight just over 9 grams.
projectile point (Fig.
The GPS guided 155-mm artillery projectile will hit with high precision even at ranges beyond 50 km.
I still drink copious amounts of £ 8.50 cocktails, resulting in pink projectile vomit the next morning.
According to the theory above the stability is regained when the length is more than three diameters, so that a modern projectile with a cavity more than three diameters long should fly steadily when filled with water; while the old-fashioned type, not so elongated, would be highly unsteady; and for the same reason the gas bags of a dirigible balloon should be over rather than under three diameters long.
It is now divided into two parts: - Exterior Ballistics, in which the motion of the projectile is considered after it has received its initial impulse, when the projectile is moving freely under the influence of gravity and the resistance of the air, and it is required to determine the circumstances so as to hit a certain object, with a view to its destruction or perforation; and Interior Ballistics, in which the pressure of the powder-gas is analysed in the bore of the gun, and the investigation is carried out of the requisite charge of powder to secure the initial velocity of the projectile, without straining the gun unduly.
For a projectile in which the ogival head is struck with a radius of 2 diameters, Bashforth puts K= o 975; on the other hand, for a flat-headed projectile, as required at proof-butts, = 1 .
He went on to deal with the case of projectiles, and was led to the conclusion that the motion in this case could be regarded as the result of superposing a horizontal motion with uniform velocity and a vertical motion with constant acceleration, the latter identical with that of a merely falling body; the inference being that the path of a projectile would be a parabola except for deviations attributed to contact with the air, and that in a vacuum this path would be accurately followed.
The parabola is the curve described by a projectile which moves in a non-resisting medium under the influence of gravity (see Mechanics).
But there are cases in which the motions of both bodies are appreciable, and must be taken into accountsuch as the projection of projectiles, where the velocity of the recoil or backward motion of the gun bears an appreciable proportion to the forward motion of the projectile; and such as the propulsion of vessels, where the velocity of the water thrown backward by the paddle, screw or other propeller bears a very considerable proportion to the velocity of the water moved forwards and sideways by the ship. In cases of this kind the energy exerted by the effort is distributed between the two bodies between which the effort is exerted in shares proportional to the velocities of the two bodies during the action of the effort; and those velocities are to each other directly as the portions of the effort unbalanced by resistance on the respective bodies, and inversely as the weights of the bodies.
In the fourth of Galileo's dialogues on mechanics, he demonstrated that the path described by a projectile, being the result of the combination of a uniform transverse motion with a uniformly accelerated vertical motion, must, apart from the resistance of the air, be a parabola.
Most games at the time used projectile weapons, but with the strong medieval Arabic theme in Prince of Persia, swordplay was an integral part in fighting enemies.
Pretty much, you'll want to use your sword since that has the most power, but if you hunger for projectile killing, then whip out your crossbow and fire machine gun-like arrows at your foes.
If any of the instilled dye leaks into the eye, then the cornea has been perforated and a small projectile may be inside the eye.
He has a knife in his other hand that can be launched like a projectile to combat evildoers.
This imposing Imaginext castle includes a moving guard dragon to fend off enemies with a projectile shooting cannon.
He was known as an expert in ancient Earth firearms and projectile weapons.
Providing these soldiers with protective equipment includes gear that shields them from chemicals or projectile weapons as well as extreme weather.
A few moments later, the warning came: " Captain, the alien ship has fired a projectile at us!
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