Momentum 8.5: Additional Problem 2

Description

A 2.0-kg hammer strikes a 1.5-gram nail as shown in the animation (position given in centimeters and time given in seconds).

Question

Determine the average force exerted on the nail by the hammer.   Start

Answer

0.25 N.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 7-3, Giancoli-SE: 9-3.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.

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