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Homework Help: Specific heat; calormetry (no clue)

  1. Dec 12, 2005 #1
    the 1.2okg of a hammer has a speed of 6.5m/s just before it strikes a nail and is brought to rest. Estimate the temperature rise of a 14g iron nail generated by such hammer blows done in quick succession. Aaaume the nail absorbs all the energy.
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  3. Dec 13, 2005 #2


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    Have you given any thought on how you approach this problem?
    What is the energy of the hammer just before the collision?
    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/spht.html" [Broken]
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