Today’s student guest blogger is Emilio Inocencio.
One sunny afternoon after completing your homework, you decide to play your favorite video game Call of Duty 4. When you enter your room you find that someone has replaced your Xbox 360 with a machined labeled “Mega 64”. The contraption has a note attached that reads, “To Exit-say the magic word: Delaware.” You notice that the device looks like an old fax machine wirelessly connected to a bicycle helmet. Out of pure curiosity you put the helmet on and wonder what will happen. After a few moments your heart is racing as your mind is being sucked through cyber-space and vivid images of the game Call of Duty 4 flash past your eyes. Suddenly, you find yourself inside a building which looks to be abandoned. To your left you see a .50 caliber sniper rifle pointing outside the window. You then immediately notice that you are in the video game Call of Duty 4! You run to the rifle knowing that you must eliminate the target to prevent nuclear war and ultimately save the world. You look down next to where the rifle is set and see a paper with scribbled notes of the velocities and angles of the bullet and the affecting wind.
The bullet is shot heading N30˚W at a speed of 2600 ft/sec and there is a wind velocity of 30ft/sec with a direction of N45˚W. What is the resultant speed and direction of the bullet?
As you continue to look through your scope you can see the bullet flying towards the target. You gain a faint sense of discomfort and slight taste of blood in your mouth. Just before the bullet hits you whisper the word, “Delaware” and are sucked back into reality. The whole experience has left you hungry and even more prepared to fight the good fight in Call of Duty 4.
Special note: The “Mega 64” idea is not mine and I did infact get permission to use this from the people who created the T.V. show. If you are a fan of many old and new video games I highly recommend buying the DVDs from their website http://www.mega64.com, they are very funny and full of fun times.