true, but in a good waySO Summer Fun Camp - Abusing science since 2003.
I don't think so...the air/water would still be the only SOURCE of energy, even if it goes through another form in the meantime.I just noticed the rule that says that no other source of energy other than the air/water can be used for any purpose, so how do you get the egg capsule to separate from the rest of the rocket? How can you deploy a parachute or wings or rotor with no energy source? I can't pretend to be a newb, so I do know a bit about physics, and it is not possible to have two object moving at the same velocity to separate without some source of energy to cuase their relative speeds to change. This could be accomplished by converting some kinetic energy to aerodynamic force (drag, and ultimately heat), which would differentially slow a portion of the egg-o-naut, but would this energy be considered to originate from the water/air pressure? Do you suppose it would be ok to convert some of kinetic energy of the egg-o-naut into potential energy in a spring?
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