Tag Info

New answers tagged

2

To answer your questions, would a 90 degree shot turn the ship, in theory yes, due to the conservation of angular momentum law. As long as the cannon was not exactly amidships , in which case it would push, or more probably just cause a list, to port or starboard. And would a 180 degree shot (aftwards) increase the speed of the ship, again, in theory ...


0

Not sure anyone will look back at this, but I'd like to give an answer anyway! How do you not disturb the dishes when pulling a tablecloth out from under them? You're exactly right: this is about the inertia of the dishes and the forces on the dishes from the table cloth while the cloth is being pulled. Remember from physics that if we plot the velocity ...


1

A 'more rigid' barrel is actually a relative question. If two barrels start with the exact same profile and then one is fluted, and only the resistance to bending is measured, then the difference is extremely small. One barrel will be significantly lighter, but generally not more rigid since the rigidity is largely a function of the exterior cross section. ...



Top 50 recent answers are included