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So, where did the energy go?
Didn't think you would! So, where did the energy go?
I mean, what happened to the kinetic energy that was in the ends of the bow when the ends of the bow were prevented from moving further by the bowstring?
You have already answered your own question in another thread; http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=26183.0
A crossbow has a recoil just as a firearm, I have a scar on my eye (sight) to prove that. And so has a bow, there is a action and a reaction to both. But isn't the direction of that reaction directed forward/downward when it comes to ordinary bows?