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February 29, 2004

Sword Dynamics

Here's my article on sword physics, for any who are interetested. It's explains what goes on without math, unlike my previous research effort on the study on the dynamics of rotational impact weapons. I abandoned the giant mathemtatical verion once I simplified the problem into the realm of the trivial, and the work never did have a target audience anyway, except for maybe a pimply faced kid in Nebraska.

The big one is a 152 page PDF.

Sword Dynamics

I received a lot of criticism in some quarters for my research, being dismissed as "yet another acadamic attempt to explain the infinite mysteries of the sword." Yep. Less than half the parts as a pair of scissors, yet somehow beyond human understanding... Where do they get these people?

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I love this article. Yes George, the machine with one moving part is too complicated for explanations with mere physics.

I thought you would of figured that out by now! :-)


Posted by: TS at Oct 19, 2004 8:26:48 AM

this is inappropriate

Posted by: hellow at May 21, 2009 12:02:02 PM

Interesting facts for the swordsman and maker.

Posted by: Larry Smith at Jul 26, 2009 5:11:41 PM


Posted by: Katniss at Jan 21, 2012 4:43:43 PM