Q. 53

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### Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics

Book edition 4th
Author(s) Randall D. Knight
Pages 1240 pages
ISBN 9780133942651

# 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

See the 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,