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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?

  • Physics - ,

    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.

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    The table gives the specific heat of lead as 0.129 KJ/(kgK) and 0.0308 cal/(gK).

  • Physics - ,

    tº= 20º+0.7•v²/2 =
    =20º+0.7•340²/2•129= 333.6ºC≈334ºC

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