Any Math & Physics Experts Around Here?Submitted by TommyPaine on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 14:27
This pressure cooker lid at the Boston Bombing has me thinking.
What would the force have to be from a bomb so that the pressure cooker lid would end up 35 yards away and 6 stories up, landing on the roof of a building?
I don't know the math formula to figure this one out.
We have a pressure cooker, with the lid presumably locked to the main part of the device, inside a zipped backpack, and a bomb inside. The thing explodes, separating the lid from the main part of the device, and the lid ends up about 100 feet away and around 50-60 feet up (probably had to go 50-100 feet in the air) to land on a 6-story building's roof.
What would the force have to be? And then with that force, what sort of collateral damage SHOULD we see in the immediate area where the main part of the pressure cooker and whatever was inside of it went?
Can anybody around here do the math on that?
Here is information about where the lid was found: