- Hardcover: 174 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday & Co. (January 1, 1968)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000F6XNIK
- Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,462,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Interior Ballistics; How a Gun Converts Chemical Energy into Projectile Motion Hardcover – January 1, 1968
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From overleaf: ". . . includes a fascinating history of small-arms weapons and the remarkable variations (concoctions would be a better description) of gunpowder used over the centuries. . . . The primary purpose of this volume, however, is to explore the fundamental chemical, thermodynamic and physical processes by which the chemical energy of the propellant is released and converted into the kinetic energy of the projectile."