Nickel Rockets

Posted on April 23, 2009 by Stephen

I was going to write this up, but the following link did a very good job.

http://www.ductape.net/~spy007/nickel.html

Radiation Begins

Posted on April 22, 2009 by Stephen

Today is the first day of radiation.

Air Cannon Physics

Posted on April 21, 2009 by Stephen

My suggestion is to take the experimental route for this. Measure values of muzzle velocity against pressure and then find the relation between the two so you have a method to predict the muzzle velocity based on the pressure. Ideally you should use something that can directly measure the muzzle velocity, if not you'll need to do calculations to take air resistance into account in the values you do measure (like how far the projectile goes).