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    The development of cannons was a significant part of history in wartime and surprisingly, physics. The very motion of a cannon ball is so similar to projectile motion that it isn’t too hard to figure out that there exists a connection between the two. Projectile Motion, which is a part of mechanics, is the motion of an object in a two-dimensional world. Since a cannon travels in these two dimensions, making a similar curve, they are a prime example used in applying concepts of projectile motion.

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    The Cannon and Gun Powder The developments of gunpowder and the cannon were the most important advances during the Middle Ages. If it weren't for these inventions, who knows how we would be fighting today, possibly still the wars of Ancient Rome. The development of gunpowder meant that soon the use of knights would be useless because of the projectile that could easily knock a knight off his horse, rendering him helpless. The gunpowder enabled this projectile. The development of the cannon goes

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    Distance and Height of Cannon Projectiles

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    Distance and height of cannon projectiles For the mathematical investigation, I want to focus on angles and trigonometry and differentiation, since these areas are the ones interesting me the most in the SL syllabus, and connect it to war history, and weapons used in wars, which are some of my other interests. I take history on higher level in the IB, and war has always been one of my interests. The cannon has improved over the past 1000 years and has been an effective way for an army to shoot

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    Cannon, Lou. Reagan. New York: Putnam, 1982. Lou Cannon has covered Ronald Reagan for thirty-six years, first as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, later as the White House correspondent for the Washington Post. He began with covering Reagan's first campaign for governor of California in 1966 and continued until Reagan's recent death in 2004. His other books on Reagan include Ronnie and Jesse: A Political Odyssey, Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio, President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

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    Annie Jump Cannon

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    Quiet Heroes of Science For my first Extension I have chosen to research about a woman named Annie Jump Cannon. She was a renowned astronomer who lived from 1863-1941. She was a true pioneer for women everywhere and greatly contributed to the field of astronomy. This is an essay about her accomplishments as a Quiet Hero of Science. Annie Jump Cannon was born in Dover Delaware on December 11, 1863. As a young child and throughout her life she was not able to hear as well as other people. Despite

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    Boy Genius by Carl M, Cannon, Lou Dubose and Juan Reid is a good read about Karl Rove. Karl Rove is a republican political constant. He is most famously known for being the force behind George Bush and George Bush Jr campaigns. Bush Sr. actually gave him the nickname Boy Genius because he is a genius at getting his candidates elected, but sometimes bush would call him blossom. It depended on the mood he was in. The book goes into details about the behind the scenes of what happens within the campaigns

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    mayor Patrick Cannons

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    Information Patrick D. Cannon is the former mayor of Charlotte, NC. Cannon served on the Charlotte city council from 1994 to 2013. He was elected Mayor of Charlotte in November of 2013. Allegations In 2010 federal authorities launched an investigation on corruption involving bribery. In five separate cases between January 2013 and February 2014 Cannon accepted more than $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, hotel rooms, and a luxury apartment from undercover FBI agents. In the last case Cannon accepted $20,000

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    The Effects of Gunpowder on Warfare

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    battle tactics to more modern day weapons and tactics because the gunpowder powered weapons are more deadly. Weapons that use gunpowder to launch projectiles have a greater range than melee weapons and are more powerful than bow and arrows. Also, cannons are more powerful and have a greater range and accuracy than catapults and they also can be reloaded faster than catapults. Gunpowder weapons changed war because they are stronger, more accurate, have a greater range and are able to be reloaded faster

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    not have gained our independence. Without weapons how could you kill the enemy? I will be talking about different weapons used in the Revolutionary war and how the specifically worked Such as: long range rifles, the sabre, the musket, pistols, and cannons. I will also be talking about how they benefits in the revolutionary war. I will also talk about war tactics. The flintlock musket was the weapon used the most in the revolutionary war. The flintlock musket was the most essential weapon used in the

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    involve surrounding the target and blocking the reinforcement or escape of troops or provision of supplies, typically coupled with attempts to reduce the fortifications. They used siege weapons like bows, artillery, and cannons to attack. How bows and arrows, artillery, and cannons were used to attack enemy castles. Bows and arrows were used to attack from a distance. New styles of bows were invented in the Middle Ages that could shoot farther and with greater force than earlier bows. Archers from

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    was war leads to technological advances, as supported by weaponry, the telegraph, and naval ships. First, weaponry was a technological advancement. Any firearms larger than “small arms” (handguns, muskets, rifles, etc.) were either considered as cannons or artillery. The most favored of these small arms was the smoothbore, which got its name for its smooth “bore” (back.) The most used models of the smoothbore were the 1816/1822 and 1840 models. The two models were very similar, and were 57 inches

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    turn the canoe to avoid his friends. But it didn’t work, he was stronger than me, and his friends also noticed it, and they turned their canoe toward us and accelerated their speed, and finally their cannon hit our cannon very heavily. Then we could not keep the balance of the cannon, then our cannon was flipped, and I and my brother both fell in the water and the water also permeated into the canoe. When I falled into the water, I felt the water was freeze and tried to get into my eyes and nose

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    America Needs Gun Control

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    background checks for individuals purchasing weapons at gun shows will stop criminals from possessing guns. This is another misconception. There are over 240 million guns in America. Over 40 percent of all homes in the United States have guns. (Cannon) It would be impossible to enforce any type of legislation to control all of these guns. (Barone) Criminals will be able to obtain guns regardless of any new legislation that is enacted. An example of one of these new laws is the "one gun a month

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    Changes of Weaponry and Warfare during the Middle Ages During the Middle Ages, or also known as the Medieval Ages, change was a major part of that period. Europe was watching war become much different. In the older times, a few thousands of troops were considered a large army. Nowadays, nobody has ever seen such size of an army with such variety in weapons including guns, munitions, and artillery that were all developed during that period. Besides, it was obvious that the face of warfare was changing

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    Weapons of The Civil War

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    widely used as today, but still made their name clear on the battlefield. At the time of the Civil War, (1861–1865) there was a large variety of weapons used on the battlefield. These weapon variations include the following: rifles, pistols, swords, cannons and even early forms of grenades. Considering that weapons were not quite evolved yet, they had a great number of problems and weaknesses. This effected their range, accuracy, performance, power, maneuverability, ext… Civil war weapons were also

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    GCSE War Poem

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    Brigade” is written in the present. In addition, Tennyson’s poem has a lot of action in it but Binyon’s poem is a view of soldiers after they die. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” is about 600 men who charged into an ambush of Russian and Cossack cannons. This happened because the commander mistook orders and told the men to charge into the Russian main base. Over two-thirds of the soldiers die, while in the midst of battle. Binyon’s poem is about men who all die in war. Binyon compares their lives

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    The Battle of Sullivan’s Island

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    The Battle of Sullivan’s Island The Palmetto Patriots One would ruminate that 1100 men equipped with 30 pieces of artillery defending an un-finished fort would be no match for three thousand men and nine war ships armed with 270 cannons. Contrarily, on 28 June 1776 during the Revolutionary War, the American Forces proved a decisive victory against the British, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence was days later. The Patriots, under the leadership of Colonel William Moultrie, made

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    Air Defense Artillery

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    turned a cannon skyward and shot down a union observation balloon. Quite some time would pass before it was thought of as the beginning of Air Defense Artillery, and even more time from when it would go into an all-out combat arm in France. The Secretary of War sent

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    Brad Manning’s “Arm Wrestling with My Father” and Sarah Vowell’s “Shooting Dad” are two readings that are similar in topic but are presented in different ways. Manning describes his relationship with his father was a physical relationship. Vowell describes her relationship with her father as more political. In both Brad Manning’s and Sarah Vowell’s essays, they both had struggled to connect with their fathers at an early age and both come to a realization that their fathers aren’t immortal. To begin

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    Civil War Ironclads

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    The use of ironclads was developed out of the instability of fragile wooden ships. It was an easy task for other ships to breach their wooden frames. Therefore, the ironclad was in demand for this war. Wooden ships were susceptible to long-range cannon fire and explosive shells. On the other hand, ironclads are

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