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

Author: Brian Andersson

Subject: Mythbusters experiment


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:

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


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

From Fri Apr 9 15:39:59 2010