Unformatted text preview: appropriate caution. Don’t look down the barrel; you can see from the side whether the spring is cocked and if the ball is in place. Don’t leave a cocked and loaded cannon on the bench. To determine the initial velocity of the steel ball ﬁred from the “canon”, we apply two conservation laws, the conservation of momentum (during the collision) and the conservation of energy (after the collision). Conservation of momentum relates the velocity of the ball 63...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PHY 2048l taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Fall '08