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Old March 15, 2000, 09:18 PM   #9
Bud Helms
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>... the ballistic coefficient is an attempt to explain what a new projectile will do in comparison to the one for which all the measurements were made.[/quote]

Good answer, Ken.

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Gopher,

As I recall, they didn't discover the coriolis effect, it was a known phenomenon, but it was the only thing that fit their problem and they were right!


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