2 bullets of the same mass are fired at the same velocities. One hits a wood block, and embeds itself. One hits a steel block, and bounces off. Both blocks are on a frictionless table. Compare the two blocks speed after.
The Attempt at a Solution
The wood block is a elastic collision because it embeds itself correct? The steel block is a perfectly inelastic collison which causes the bullet to bounce of with the same v, and the block moves away with the same v. But what about the v of the wooden block? All the energy is transfered into the block so it moves with the same v as well?