May 20, 2005

Almost time to buy a new gun

And it doesn't use any of that nasty gunpowder, either, but rather centrifugal force*** to accelerate the projectiles.

***Note: centrifugal force does NOT exist; it's not called a pseudo force for nothing. The word to remember is INERTIA.

Posted by Physics Geek at May 20, 2005 02:48 PM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

One of my physics profs said the proper description of centrifugal force is "lack of centripetal acceleration".

Posted by: Harvey at May 20, 2005 06:29 PM

Not to pick nits, but it's not the lack of centripetal acceleration. Rather it's because of the centripetal acceleration.

Posted by: physics geek at May 20, 2005 09:10 PM

Also not to pick nits, but as cool as this sounds this weapons system (even on "low") will eat it's entire ammo supply in moments.

I'm not so sure it will make a great ground weapon,
but as an ASAT weapon it should be pretty spiff.

Posted by: Graumagus at May 21, 2005 01:25 AM