Posted by **gallium** on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 8:02pm.

a bullet moving with a velocity of 100m/s pirces a block of wood and moves out with velocity of 10m/s.if thickness of the block reduces tn one half of the previous value what will be the emerging velocity of bullet

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 9:23pm
work in the block=friction*distance

but friction force is mainly constant in the wood, so reducing the distance by 1/2 reduced the work absorbed by half

1/2 m 100^2 -1/2 m 10^2=friction work

so if friction work is halved, then that is added to the final KE.

final KE=1/2 m 10^2+1/2 (1/2 m 100^2-1/2 m 10^2)

final ke=1/2 m(10^2 + 1/2 10000 -1/2 100)

final ke=1/2m (50+5000)

1/2 m vf^2=1/2 m 5500

vf= sqrt 5500=75 m/s

check that work, I did it mostly in my head.

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