# If you drop a bullet and it hits the ground will explode?

If you mean an unfired cartridge, no, not normally, but it CAN happen if something hits the primer.

### A bullet is shot from a rifle aimed horizontally at the same time a bullet is dropped from the same height as the gun's barrel Which bullet hits the ground first?

Provided the ground way out in front of the rifle is at the same elevation as the ground under the gun's barrel, both bullets hit the ground at the same instant. (What I mean is . . . if the rifle fires into the side of a mountain, or off the edge of a cliff, then of course they don't hit the ground at the same time. The point is that both the dropped bullet…

### If a bullet is shot and another is simuntaneously dropped which hits the ground first?

If the bullet is shot perfectly horizontally, and the land in the direction of the shot is perfectly flat, and both begin at exactly the same distance from the ground, and there is no air in the way to interfere with the bullet's vertical motion, then both bullets will hit the ground at the same time. The horizontal motion of the bullet is independent of the vertical motion. Both bullets are acted upon equally by…

### If you drop two object of different masses and they are 6 feet apart from each other which one hits the ground first?

If they're 6 feet higher and lower from each other and you drop them both at the same time, then the lower one hits the ground first. If they're 6 feet left and right from each other but the same height off the ground and you drop them both at the same time, then they both hit the ground at the same time.

### What would be the path of a bullet if fired in space?

Trajectory of a bullet in space As per Newton's First Law of Motion, a body in motion tends to stay in motion (following a straight-line path), unless acted upon by an external force. If a bullet is fired on Earth, the external force that continuously acts on the bullet is the Earth's gravitational pull, which causes the bullet to travel in a curved (parabolic) path toward the Earth until it hits the ground. If a…

### How far does a bullet travel horizontally before gravity has an effect and takes over Is Newtons law correct that the bullet will hit the ground at the same time if it were simply dropped?

Gravity always affects the motion of objects on Earth. It is true that a bullet dropped and a bullet fired from a gun at exactly the same moment will hit the ground simultaneously, although this is not a specific law attributed to Isaac Newton. However, how far a bullet will travel horizontally before it hits the ground depends on its initial velocity and air resistance. To understand this think of the velocity of the bullet…

### How does an artillery weapon work?

Any gun, from artillery to pistols, use the same technology: When a trigger of some kind is pulled, a pin hits the base of a cartridge. A small cap at the base makes a spark which ignites gunpowder stored inside. Now, the gunpowder doesnt explode, like a lot of people think. Instead, its kind of like a quick burn, releasing a lot of gas in a small amount of time. How does this fire the…

### A bullet fired horizontally over level ground hits the ground in 0.5 seconds If it had been fired with twice the speed in the same direction it would have hit the ground when?

Assuming no affects from air and a smooth geography, both bullets would fall at the same rate of 9.81 m/s^2 toward earth, and hit the ground simultaneously. You have to look at the bullet's velocity as having a horizontal and vertical velocity vectors. The vertical velocity vector is independent from that of the horizontal. The horizontal vector would be the speed at which the bullet is fired, and the vertical vector is the speed at…

### A rifle is shot straight up and the bullet leaves the barrel at a speed of 245 ms How long will it take the bullet to hit the ground?

We're going to ignore air resistance. Time the bullet spends on the way up = 245/9.8 seconds Time it spends on the way down to the same elevation as the muzzle = another 245/9.8 seconds Total time to return to the elevation of the muzzle = (2 x 245 / 9.8) = 50 seconds. From there, we don't know how high the muzzle of the gun is above the ground, so we can't calculate the…

### Does a rifle bullet rise after it leaves the barrel of the gun?

Answer No. It neither rises nor, as some shooters believe, "goes straight for a while" before it starts to fall. Gravity affects everything; you can't escape it. As soon as the tail end of the bullet stops touching the end of the barrel, it begins to fall at 32 ft per second/per second. Look at a situation where at the exact same moment the bullet shoots out of the barrel, another bullet just falls off…

### How far does a bullet drop in one tenth of a second at muzzle velocity of 1000 feet per sec?

Neglecting air resistance . . . An object dropping from rest falls [ 1/2 g t2 ] in 't' seconds. In 0.1 second, it falls (1/2 g) (0.1)2 = (4.9) (0.01) = 0.049 meter = 0.161 foot (rounded) The muzzle velocity has no effect on it. A bullet ... or a shoe or a rock ... dropped from the muzzle at the same time as the shot hits the ground at the same time as…

### As an object falls towards the ground what happens to the kinetic energy of the object?

It gains kinetic energy because it is accelerating. Once it hits the ground, all of it's kinetic energy is converted different types of energy. Example: drop a rock from your head. When it hits the ground it create friction and there fore heat, heat is energy. It also makes a sound when it hits the ground, sound is energy. If you were to take the heat and the sound energy a d add them together…

### How far does an atomic bomb reach when it hits the ground?

Very few atomic bombs are actually designed to explode on the ground, usually they explode at a significant altitude to spread the damage out as far as possible. Those that do explode on the ground come in three types: contact burst - explodes on contact to destroy hardened surface targets laydown - lands gently on the ground using a parachute and explodes after a delay to crater runways and harass repair teams trying to repair…

### A gun fires a bullet off of a cliff that is 200 meters high with a muzzle velocity of 643 m per s so how far will the bullet travel before hitting the ground without air resistance?

Assuming that the gun is fired parallel to the ground, the bullet will begin to fall the instant that it leaves the muzzle. The total fall will be 200 meters. You will need to calculate how long it will take an object to fall 200 meters (hint- about 9.753 meters per second per second- or 9.753 meters the first second, 19.50 meters during the second second, etc) THEN multiply the velocity of the bullet (643…

### If the bullet is fired at a hundred degree angle from the ground the fired bullet and dropped bullet will hit the ground at the same time?

The theory is actually if you shoot at a 90 degree angle perpendicular with the same height as a dropped bullet, then the two bullets would hit the ground at the same time.. 100 degrees would cause the bullet to fire above the height that it was shot, there for taking longer to hit the ground than the bullet that was not subject to an upward vector. This 90 degree theory is a common misconception…