Chapter 2. Robin Hood, William Tell, and Which Way did they go?

  1. Professor Brian H. Kaye

Published Online: 18 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527614837.ch02

Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids: The Impact of Missiles on Society

Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids: The Impact of Missiles on Society

How to Cite

Kaye, B. H. (1996) Robin Hood, William Tell, and Which Way did they go?, in Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids: The Impact of Missiles on Society, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527614837.ch02

Author Information

  1. Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E2C6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527293223

Online ISBN: 9783527614837

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Keywords:

  • metamorphosed;
  • ploughshare;
  • magic bullet;
  • vibration;
  • metaphorical missiles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Using Potential Energy to Launch a Missile

  • Working at Storing Potential Energy in a Bow

  • Graphical Illustration of the Energy Stored in a Stretched Bow

  • Vane Strategies

  • The Composite Bow

  • The Crossbow and William Tell

  • How Big Should an Arrow be?

  • The Bow and Arrow in Military History

  • Pullies for Bows

  • Metaphorical Missiles and Metamorphosed Bows