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Q. 53

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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In a ballistics test, a bullet traveling horizontally at goes through a 30-cm-thick 350 kg stationary target and emerges with a speed of . The target is free to slide on a smooth horizontal surface. What is the target’s speed just after the bullet emerges?

The target's s speed just after the bullet emerges is

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given information

Mass of bullet,

Initial velocity of the bullet,

Mass of stationary target,

Final Velocity of the bullet,

Step 2. Analyze and apply

Applying the conservation of momentum,

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