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#1 Black Blade

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 12:35 PM

What? ;)
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#2 cxwq

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 01:06 PM

What? ;)

It's an example exercise related to the fundamental principles of mechanics. Ah, physics class, how I miss thee. Artificial Intelligence is a bit more demanding.
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#3 rawray7

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 01:40 PM

i wish all the physics problems i've done were like that. that wasn't too bad of a problem either, i was fine with the kinematics, but i goofed on the vector angle. julie, were you given that to solve for a class, or did you just find it randomly?
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Posted 18 April 2003 - 03:26 PM

Considering that there is (purposefully it seems) no y component in this problem, it's quite simple. Vector angles are fun! Ahh the days of projectile calculations.....
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Posted 18 April 2003 - 07:07 PM

Vectors were easier than most things I've done in physics. Visualizing objects moving is a lot easier than things dealing with charges and such.
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#6 Spoon

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 08:40 PM

I dunno I took several electronic engineering courses in junior college and loved it. The hardest subjects I had in physics (basic physics, unfortunately) were acoustics and certain optics problems.
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Posted 18 April 2003 - 08:44 PM

the hardest problem i've ever done in physics was that nerf one, seeing as how i haven't taken physics before. i've taken a "pre-physics" course, but that wasn't really anything more than: "a small cretin drops a rock off of a cliff at 40 feet, what is it's final velocity when it hits the ground?"
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#8 jon

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Posted 20 April 2003 - 10:44 AM

did anyone solve it? im stumped.
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#9 cxwq

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Posted 20 April 2003 - 03:27 PM

did anyone solve it? im stumped.

They solve it on the web page. It's a sample problem.

34 f/s fired at a 71 degree angle.
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Posted 20 April 2003 - 06:12 PM

Heh, I was searching for those elusive X-Stream guns when I found this page. Hmm, 22 feet, must be unmodded. ;)

Well, you can tell it's a ballgun in that pic. Must be Goo...
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#11 Inlitned1

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Posted 20 April 2003 - 06:24 PM

Who the hell works in feet when doing physics? other than that, Its kinda cool that some prof. has the brains to do that.
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Posted 20 April 2003 - 07:50 PM

Sometimes using conversion factors is part of the problem on purpose. I mean outside of scientists who the hell in the US uses meters?
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