A4_13 Academic armour

Thomas Conlon, John Coxon, Joshua Barker


This article considers the use of the first year physics textbook, Physics For Scientists and Engineers
by Paul A. Tipler and Gene Mosca (Hereafter referred to as “Tiplerâ€) as body armour. The scenario is
imagined in which the book is struck by a bullet and it is considered as to whether the bullet would or
would not penetrate through the book. It is found that the bullet would penetrate and hence the text
would not be of much use as body armour.

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