Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 13:34:23 -

Author: Brian Andersson

Subject: Mythbusters experiment

Post:

Hello all,

I don't know how many of you watch Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel,
but I just wanted to point you towards some video clips from the episode
which aired Wednesday. The team was trying to determine if an object that
is shot with a given speed from a moving vehicle traveling at the same
speed (but opposite direction) would simply fall straight to the ground. In
this case, it is a large ball shot from the back of a pick-up truck
moving at 60 mph. If you go to this website:

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-spy-car-escape/

there are a series of videos from this episode. The fourth video in the
list ("Vector Vengeance High Speed") is particularly good.

Brian

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Brian Andersson
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School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
116 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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