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Team Number: 033

School Name: Farmington High School

Area of Science: Physics

Project Title: The Third Reich



During World War II the Germans attempted to make an air vortex cannon capable of firing vortices that could take allied aircrafts out of the sky. The purpose of this project is to model what size vortex it would take to take down a B-17 Bomber. To do this we will first model the force that will be necessary to stop a B-17 from flying. After we have made these calculations we will calculate the forces neccessary to create these vortices on the ground. Physics will be used to calculate the force of the vortex and the force it exerts on the plane. C++ programming will be used to solve the equations and model the vortex graphically.

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