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How and what type of potential energy are used in a catapult?
The kind of potential energy in a catapult is known as elastic potential energy. The potential energy that is in the catapult is used when you activate the catapult and the rock (or any kind of ammo) fires. ...
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What was a catapult used for?
A catapult was used as a weapon of seige. In other words a catapult was used to launch object into a city on at its walls. In one case catapults launched plague victims into a bedeiged city to poison the residents. The more common usage was to launch boulders at city walls to destroy them. ...