I would like to say first off I love math, I am a 45 year old frame carpenter who uses all kinds of math during work. I believe that all things are based on math, science, and physics, but this site has me lost, I never realized how much math was out there.
On to my question. How would you calculate the force needed to throw an object ( Say a shoe ) in a straight line and also if the (Shoe) was thrown and had to strike another object to deflect its course to reach it destination (In otherwords the (Shoe) could not had reached it's destination without first striking another object to change its course) I know that an object will lose momentum after striking another object and the amount of lost momentum depends on the angle of the object it struck.
Sounds dumb I know, but I like to learn how to do something new every day, it's a wasted day for me if I do not learn something. Life is learning, and learning is life. Thanks for any help