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In splitting logs with a hammer and wedge, is a heavy

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

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Problem 1DQ

In splitting logs with a hammer and wedge, is a heavy hammer more effective than a lighter hammer? Why?

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Solution 1DQ A heavy hammer has more mass than a lighter hammer. Therefore, the former can impart more momentum in splitting logs as momentum = mass X velocity.

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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

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