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The head of a hammer begins to come loose from its wooden

University Physics | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321675460 | Authors: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ISBN: 9780321675460 31

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Problem 18DQ

The head of a hammer begins to come loose from its wooden handle. How should you strike the handle on a concrete sidewalk to reset the head? Why does this work?

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Solution 18DQ Tighten a hammerhead by banging it against a surface. The greater inertia of the massive hammerhead makes it harder to stop than the less massive hammer handle.

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Chapter 4, Problem 18DQ is Solved
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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

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