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Range of a Gun
# 1D60.40


Description: This demonstration shows two dimensional motion via a projectile. A quantitative or qualitaive experiment can be done with this setup.

Instructions: The launcher will be clamped to the table when you arrive.

Put the ball in the end of the launcher and use the plunger to cock it back to the desired range.
Then just pull upwards on the string to fire.

Hazards: As with any projectile launching device, be careful to stay out of the way of the ball as it leaves the cannon.

Parts: Pasco projectile launcher
Plunger
1 PASCO ball

Purchased/Built: purchased

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Pasco Scientific

Demo References
Sutton M-95 Shoot at 45, then calculate 30 or 60 and place the target.
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 02-06 Fire a spring loaded gun at various angles.
The Physics Teacher TPT 14(3),168 Using the Blackwood ballistic pendulum gun, students are asked to calculate the angle necessary for them to be hit.

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