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Homework Help: Physics problem?

  1. Dec 26, 2007 #1
    Physics problem?
    Suppose you shoot a bullet of mass 2g into a wooden block of mass 0.498 kg resting on the table. the bullet gets stuck in the wood, and the block slides a distance of 0.2m before it comes to rest again. how much work is done by the friction if the block with the bullet slides a distance of 0.2m on te table with a frictional coefficient of 0.4?
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2007 #2

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    Hint: What's the definition of work?
     
  4. Dec 26, 2007 #3
    Check the definition of work. The relationship between the coefficient of friction and the normal is basically all you need to know because they gave you the distance.
     
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