Single bullet theory?
What about it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_bullet_theory
Less than 200 feet. The "single bullet theory" is kind of a misnomer, as under this theory, two bullets were actually shot -- on hitting JFL in the head and the other hitting JFK in the back/neck and then going on to hit Gov Connolly. Some people call this the Single Bullet Theory in reference to that particular bullet. All the shots taken by Oswald were relatively close range.
Technically a 12 gauge shotgun does not shoot a single bullet. It fires small lead balls from .25 inches in diameter to 1mm in diameter or less. Shotguns are also cabable of firing a slug which is esentially a very heavy bullet. The range depends on the angle of the barrel relative to the ground. in theory it begins to drop as it exits the muzzle.
In theory, yes. In practice, no. In theory, You could fire the bullet with such a great speed that it would orbit the Earth, even if it was only at a height of 1 meter from Earth's surface. In practice, however, their is air resistance. This would cause the bullet to lose speed, and eventually it would fall the the ground.
Will a bullet fired from a gun and a bullet dropped from the same height hit the ground at the same time?
Case 1 The first bullet is fired downwards (towards the ground). The answer is obvious. The bullet fired from the gun will reach the ground faster than the bullet dropped from the same height. This would be because the bullet fired from the gun would have a higher initial velocity. The bullet dropped from the gun will have no initial velocity. Case 2 The bullet is fired vertically upwards (away from the ground). Again, obvious…