A Deeper Look At The Physics of Paintball

Ian Dixon

Physics 212X


After covering the basics of paintball physics last semester, (Flight, Range and how a paintball is fired.) I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at the way some of the things involved with physics worked. Like how does the compressed C02 or Oxygen or Nitrogen work to power the gun, what happens when you pull the trigger of a mechanical paintball marker and How does an electric marker work?


Paintball Fuel -- Mechanical Paintball -- Electric Paintball -- Bibliography

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