Posted by James on .
A 19-g lead bullet is shot with a speed of 340 m/s into a wooden wall. Assuming that 70% of the kinetic energy is absorbed by the bullet as heat (and 30% by the wall), what is the final temperature of the bullet? (Assume the bullet is initially at room temperature of 20°C. Use the numerical data found in this table.)
I know the answer is 334 degree C. How do I get this answer?
I tried using:
.7E = 1/2mv^2 - cm(dT)
However, I do not know the total energy of the system, so I can't finish the problem this way.
The table gives the specific heat of lead as 0.129 KJ/(kgK) and 0.0308 cal/(gK).
tº= 20º+0.7•v²/2 =