physics
posted by sara .
A ball of mass 0.075 kg is fired horizontally into a ballistic pendulum. The pendulum mass is 0.350 kg. The ball is caught in the pendulum, and the centerof mass of the system rises a vertical distance of 0.145 m in the earth's gravitational field. What was the original speed of the ball? Assume g=9.80 m/s^2. How much kinetic energy was lost in the collision?

The distance than the block rises with the ball inside will tell you the velocity right after impact (V2), using conservation of energy.
V2 = sqrt (2gH); H = 0.145 m
Once you have determined V2, get the original speed of the ball (V1) by using conservation of momentum.
m V1 = (M+m) V2
Once you know v and V, calculatring the loss of kinetic energy is easy.
KE loss = (1/2)m V1^2  (1/2)(m+M)V2^2 
9.55
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

physics
A ball of mass 0.075 kg is fired horizontally into a ballistic pendulum. The pendulum mass is 0.350 kg. The ball is caught in the pendulum, and the centerof mass of the system rises a vertical distance of 0.145 m in the earth's gravitational … 
physics
A(n) 3.46 g bullet is fired into a(n) 2.4 kg ballistic pendulum and becomes embedded in it. The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 . If the pendulum rises a vertical distance of 7.13 cm, calculate the initial speed of the bullet. 
physics
A bullet of mass 8 g strikes a ballistic pendulum of mass 2.0 kg. The center of mass of the pendulum rises a vertical distance of 10 cm. Assuming that the bullet remains embedded in the pendulum, calculate the bullet's initial speed. 
Physics
A bullet of mass 3.2 g strikes a ballistic pendulum of mass 3.6 kg. The center of mass of the pendulum rises a vertical distance of 13 cm. Assuming that the bullet remains embedded in the pendulum, calculate the bullet's initial speed. 
Physics
A bullet of mass 4.8 g strikes a ballistic pendulum of mass 3.3 kg. The center of mass of the pendulum rises a vertical distance of 9.7 cm. Assuming that the bullet remains embedded in the pendulum, calculate the bullet's initial speed. … 
physics
A ballistic pendulum consists of a rectangular wooden block of mass 1.5 kg suspended from a ceiling. A bullet mass 0.025 kg undergoes a completely inelastic collision with the ballistic pendulum. Due to the collision the pendulum rises … 
Physics
A(n) 5.52 g bullet is fired into a(n) 3.07 kg ballistic pendulum and becomes embedded in it.The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2. If the pendulum rises a vertical distance of 4.48 cm, calculate the initial speed of the bullet. … 
physics for physical science
a bullet of mass 0.015kg strikes ballistic pendulum of mass 2.0kg .the center of mass of the pendulum rises a vertical distance of 0.12m.assuming that the bullet remains embedded in the pendulum, calculate the bullet's initial speed. 
Physics
In a ballistic pendulum experiment, a small marble is fired into a cup attached to the end of a pendulum. If the mass of the marble is 0.0255 kg and the mass of the pendulum is 0.250 kg, how high will the pendulum swing if the marble … 
Physics Ballistic pendulum
A simple pendulum is made from a 2 kg. block of wood suspended from a light cord of length 1 m. When the pendulum is hanging in such a way that it is stationary and vertical, a bullet is shot horizontally into the block of wood where …