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RAIN

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Would a magnetic wall attract a bullet?
« on: 14/01/2010 23:30:03 »
RAIN  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello  there!
                 
Hi from Kitchener Ontario/Canada.
                
I really enjoy your site-tons of info.

Anyway,I have a question for the Naked Scientists:

If I fire a bullet from a gun,aiming to to a wall covered with magnets, will the magnets enhance the speed,as it gets closer to the magnet?

Thanks - James

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 14/01/2010 23:30:03 by _system »


 

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Would a magnetic wall attract a bullet?
« Reply #1 on: 14/01/2010 23:52:33 »
If the bullet is made out of lead, or any other non-magnetic material, then no, it won't.  If the bullet is made out of a magnetic material then the difference it would make would be tiny, and probably beyond easy measurement.
 

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