College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 6 - Linear Momentum and Collisions - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions: 8

Answer

In long rifle, the musket is long and hence, the push force applied by explosion of gun powder works for a longer time and because the musket is long it is easier to provide proper direction to the bullet. The accuracy is higher as the bullet will travel a long distance with large velocity only in the direction that the gun is pointed in.

Work Step by Step

In long rifle, the musket is long and hence, the push force applied by explosion of gun powder works for a longer time and because the musket is long it is easier to provide proper direction to the bullet. The accuracy is higher as the bullet will travel a long distance with large velocity only in the direction that the gun is pointed in.
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