Re: Rocket Science for Danny

Michael M. Butler (
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 23:22:25 -0700

I have dined on fresh corvid, and believe I must report my error:

I dumbly forgot (and was kindly reminded) that *momentum* is conserved. NOT kinetic energy. FT=MV, m1v1=m2v2 and all that.


SO my numbers are off by a factor of 3600, which is greater than I consider acceptable to pass without correction. Michael Lorrey's explanation was (as I'd hoped) closer to the point and factually correct. I plead fatigue and oxidation (rustiness).


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