Law of motion

Asked by fathima12 | 4th Oct, 2009, 11:44: PM

Expert Answer:

To conserve the linear momentum. Since initially before firing, no force is acting and linear momentum is zero. It has to remain zero. But since the bullet leaves the system with some finite momentum, to cancel out that momentum the gun recoils.

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Answered by  | 5th Oct, 2009, 02:01: AM

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