Thu July 26, 2012 By: Syohan

A hammer waiting 2.5kg moving with a speed 1m/s strikes the head of the nail driving it 10cm into the wall.the acceleration during impact and the inpulse imparted to wall will be respected

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Thu July 26, 2012
Impullse is the momentum change: initial momentum of hammer (because final velocity of hammer is zero) = 2.5*1 = 2.5 kgm/s
using 3rd equation of motion:
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