# Tagged Questions

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### Is this scene from the A Team explainable by Physics?

This scene (youtube link) from the movie The A-team, the four members are in the tank and its falling from the air, they fire the canon and it slows the tank from falling for a moment before falling ...
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### Upthrust vs Drag

24: A ball is falling at terminal speed in still air. The forces acting on it are upthrust, viscous drag and weight. What is the order of increasing magnitude of these 3 forces? ...
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### Falling metal cylinders more devastating than a nuke?

I just saw G.I JOE - Retaliation. In the movie the bad guys (spoiler alert) Could this device cause more destruction than a nuclear weapon? If so, how?
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### Some subtleties in direction of drag force

Consider a body released from a height $h$ and assume a drag force is linearly proportional to the velocity. Then by Newton's Second Law, m\mathbf{\dot{v}} = \mathbf{F_g} + \mathbf{F_{drag}} = ...
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### Mass Effect on Slingshot Motion?

For my physics class (I'm a high school student), we created slingshots. Our task is to predict the distance a projectile, launched from a slingshot using surgical tubing, would land. We aren't given ...
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### Finding the drag force (Air resistance force) for accelerated ball?

As you know if I want to find the force for an accelerated object I will use the law $F_o=ma$ so I can get the affecting force of it. But there is another force affecting against the object. It's the ...
### In projectile motion, what does it mean for the motion along the $x$ and $y$ axis to be independent?
In projectile motion, what does it mean for the motion along the $x$ and $y$ axis to be independent? This question is referring to the concept of projectile motions.