Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 2 years ago

# What happens if I Throw a brick at a work office computer?

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• chris
Lv 7
2 years ago

The company would replace you and the computer!

• 2 years ago

Describe the brick.!

• 2 years ago

The brick executes a parabolic trajectory.

The horizontal component of that velocity remaining constant unless a collision occurs.

Vy = Vyo - gt

Sx = Vxo * t

If you have chosen suitable initial values for the direction and strength of the throw it might have a collision.

During this collision momentum is conserved but kinetic energy would not be conserved.

ie m Vxo = (m+M) V

So the monitor would probably topple backwards off the desk.

In falling it would demonstrate the conversion of gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy.

V^2 = U^2 + 2gh

So much wonderful physics to be studied. Well worth the experiment.

But make sure that you video it carefully so that you can later do freeze frame work to verify all those physics ideas.

You will almost certainly have ample time to study without work interfering.

• Anonymous
2 years ago

Break computer.

• Satan
Lv 7
2 years ago

I think it will actually be fine - the best thing to do is realise that science requires evidence.

• Anonymous
2 years ago

Then the next bricks you'll get to throw, are the ones from behind a prison cell

• Anonymous
2 years ago

You won't be working there for long.

• 2 years ago

I've tried that. It threw it back.