The Flight of an Elongated Shot


WITHIN the limits of accuracy of this discussion, it may be assumed that the sections of the shot normal to its axis of figure are circular, that its C.G. is in the axis of figure, and that this axis and all the diameters of the circular section at the C.G. give the directions of the principal axes of inertia at the C.G. Angular momenta will be referred to the C.G., the axis of the shot will be called simply the axis, and all directions will be understood as viewed from behind the shot.

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SHARPE, J. The Flight of an Elongated Shot. Nature 75, 391–392 (1907) doi:10.1038/075391b0

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