If you look at crossbows, you can see that they all function in similar manners. Crossbows are typically made from materials that are strong, flexible and lightweight. These materials allow it to achieve its desired kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy of movement. Everything that moves has kinetic energy. Typically, when you are trying to grasp the concept of kinetic energy, you should think that the more the object weighs and the faster it goes the more energy that it will have. This fact is completely true and should be kept in mind when thinking about crossbows.
An arrows string works very similar to that of a compressed coil or a spring. When you push down on the coil (or pull back on the string), there is a certain amount of elastic potential energy that is stored with the crossbow. The way it is set up, makes it use … Read the rest