The collision between a hammer and a nail can be considered to be approximately elastic, Calculate the kinetic energy acquired by a 12-g nail when it is struck by a 550-g hammer moving with an initial speed of 4.5 m/s.
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Here we have to calculate the kinetic energy acquired by the nail during the collision between hammer and a nail.
Mass of the nail,
Initial speed of the nail,
Mass of the hammer,
Initial speed of the hammer,
Final speed of the nail,
Kinetic energy of the nail,
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As the collision between the hammer and a nail is elastic collision. We can use the law of conservation of momentum and energy to calculate the kinetic energy of a nail.
The final velocity of the nail by considering the equation of the final velocity in elastic collision is given by,
Substituting , and
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