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Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 15:47:33 -0500
From: NGUILBER@peddie.k12.nj.us (NGUILBER)
Subject: Re: A Parents' Day gem
Ok, folks. Enough already.
As much as I enjoyed it, I was a bit concerned at the outset that
relating the "Witchcraft!" incident would incite a minor feeding frenzy
among those phys-l'ers who never met a nit they couldn't resist picking.
Let's remember the context, ok? This is from a *conceptual physics*
course in a *high school*, a course in which we do not treat, when
discussing projectile motion,
-> air resistance (including spin effects)
-> the curvature of the earth
-> the coriolis effect
-> the variation of 'g' with altitude
-> the uncertainties in position or momentum of either bullet
or any of the other subtleties my learned colleagues on the list
(correctly) point out. ...