Living in a physical world II. The bio-ballistics of small projectiles

@article{Vogel2007LivingIA,
  title={Living in a physical world II. The bio-ballistics of small projectiles},
  author={S. Vogel},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={167-175}
}
  • S. Vogel
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Biosciences
  • Many animals jump; many plants shoot their seeds. While ‘many’ may not imply ‘most’, terrestrial life is rife with examples of ballistic motion, motion in which a projectile gets all of its impetus prior to launch. For most of us, the trajectories of projectiles appeared briefly early in a basic physics course. Some tidy equations emerged in unambiguous fashion from just two facts. A projectile moves horizontally at constant speed; only the downward acceleration of gravity (g) alters its… CONTINUE READING
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