Why does a gunman get a jerk on firing a bullet?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

When a bullet is fired from a gun, the force sending the bullet forward is equal to the force sending the gun backward (Newton’s third law of motion). But, due to the high mass of the gun, it moves only by a small distance backwards and gives a backward jerk to the shoulder of the gunman.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM