Physical Principle Of Catapults

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Jack Shumski
Professor Verdecia
Fire Technology 102
20 November 2017 Physical Principle of a Catapult to The Fire Service

A catapult does many different things that relate to different physical principles. The big physical principle of the catapult is it uses Newton's first, second and third law. In fact, also all three of Newton's law can relate a lot to the fire service and how it operates. This essay will relate the physical principle of the catapult, to Newton's laws and how it relates to the fire service. It addresses three main ideas: what Newton's laws are, how Newton laws relate to the catapult and how do Newton's laws relate to the fire service. This will pinpoint main ideas of the fire service and how Newton's laws are used every
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This statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object. Newton's Third law of motion states that for every action force, there is a reaction force that is equal in strength and opposite in direction. The catapult arm is pushing up on the elastic bands with a lot of force, but my hand is pushing back, in the opposite direction, making the catapult arm move downwards. Only when I remove my hand and the elastic takes that force and moves the arm up, will you have the greater …show more content…
The main three physical principle of the catapult is that it uses Newton's first, second and third law. In fact, all three of Newton's law can relate a lot to the fire service and how it operates. This essay related the physical principle of a catapult, to Newton's laws and how it relates to the fire service. It addressed three main ideas: what Newton's laws are, how Newton's laws relate to the catapult and how does newton’s laws relate to the fire service. This pinpointed the main ideas of the fire service and how Newton's laws are used every day in the fire service. Knowing how catapults worked related to how Newton's laws work and then related to how it could greatly help the fire service in everything it does on the fire

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