# physics

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a bullet of mass 0.015kg strikes a ballistic pendullum of mass 2kg.the centre of mass of the pendulum rises a verticle distance of 0.12m.assuming that the bullet remains embedded in the pendulum, calculate the bullets initial speed.(show all calculations and steps)

1. Elena

mv=(m+M)u
u =mv/(m+M),

(m+M)u²/2=(m+M)gh.
u=sqrt(2gh).

mv/(m+M)= sqrt(2gh)
v= (m+M)•sqrt(2gh)/m

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