This book is intended for the experienced Mousetrap Car designer who desires a set of theoretical equations that may be useful for Mousetrap Car design optimization. Text equations are supported with experimental data from in-house testing of several Mousetrap Car designs. The equations attempt to guide questions such as:

 How much energy is available from the spring of a mousetrap?

 How much time does it take a Mousetrap Car to travel a given displacement?

 How far can a Mousetrap Car travel?