Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun: The Evolution and Science of Ballistics

Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun: The Evolution and Science of Ballistics

Mark Denny


The technology of ballistics has an extended heritage and begins with one query: How does a projectile go through the air? Even sooner than physicists labored that one out, army engineers were tinkering with ballistic units for hundreds of years. The trebuchet of the center a while has given option to rocket energy, and the technology of ballistics has developed to check the know-how. Mark Denny’s survey covers this dynamic topic from prehistory to the guns of tomorrow.

Taking the bang-whiz-thud procedure, Denny first talks approximately inner ballistics―Bang!―from sooner than gunpowder to the advance of contemporary firearms. exterior ballistics―Whiz!―are subsequent, with discussions approximately brief- and long-range trajectories. Denny’s lesson ends with a Thud!―an clarification of terminal ballistics.

Throughout, Denny conveys appropriate physics rules in a fashion that would attract know-how buffs and ballistics lovers alike. His enjoyable and actual motives are freed from complex equations; notes conceal the major elements of ballistics physics for the extra technically prone.

Denny has perfected this enticing stability of technological know-how and tale. For learn or pastime, Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun is an interesting advisor to the realm of ballistics.

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