Firearms In School Textbooks

I remember seeing a few examples like this in physics:

Demonstrating the law of conservation of momentum with a M1 Garand.

I wonder if lots of publishers are getting pressured to swap them out for different examples?  Wouldn’t want to scare anyone.  If a police officer or a soldier was holding the gun it might be a little more acceptable, but still unnecessarily scary.  Probably better to use a non threatening cannon instead. haha

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Eric

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hydepark November 22, 2012 at 01:12 am

Awesome find. Pretty accurate depiction of the M1, I’d say. Too bad there’s no chance I’d be able to actually do the math, though haha.

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Jeep November 22, 2012 at 02:24 am

Great choice of rifle !
I remember one math exercise in my books, where they were counting the wounded soldiers. I think it was from Lewis Caroll.
Out of 200 soldiers engaged in a fight, x had a leg chopped off, y had their arm shot, z had 3 wounds etc etc. How many made it out without a scratch?

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nikonmikon November 22, 2012 at 06:20 am

wtf that’s so morbid haha

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Adam November 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Has a pre-44 milled trigger housing, nice touch.

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Will November 25, 2012 at 06:42 pm

I have that textbook; its for an engineering dynamics class. And in response to the math being difficult, it’s not. It’s just simple plug and chug algebra, everything is linear.

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